Border Route - Caribou Rock Trail

Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604

Border Route - Caribou Rock Trail

Border Route - Caribou Rock Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Caribou Rock Trail rewards the hiker with overlooks of West Bearskin Lake, Moss Lake, Stairway Portage, and Rose Lake. At Stairway Portage, you’ll enjoy a spectacular waterfall and see Canada’s steep 300-foot Arrow cliffs on Rose Lake’s north shore. Experience the rugged beauty of northern Minnesota’s border country on this remote Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness hike.

Caribou Rock Trail is not heavily used or regularly maintained and may occasionally disappear in overgrowth. Therefore, it’s wise to carry a compass and topographical map. Day-use permits are available at trailheads. If you plan to camp overnight in the BWCAW, you’ll need to purchase an entry point permit."

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Trail Information

Grand Marais
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 to 7 hours
1,770 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,890 feet
Top Elevation
Superior National Forest, Duluth, MN; (218) 626-4300;; Gun int District Ranger, Grand Marais, MN; (218) 387-1750
Local Contacts
USGS Hungry Jack Lake
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018