Eagle Mountain

Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604

Eagle Mountain

Eagle Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"See the great expanse of Minnesota wilderness from this, the state’s highest point. Eagle Mountain rises more than 500 feet from the surrounding landscape to present spectacular views of the marshy headwaters of the Cascade River and the surrounding wilderness. The solid granite that makes up Eagle Mountain is part of a large volcanic formation called the Duluth Complex, formed 1.1 billion years ago.

The landscape is rocky, steep, root covered, and often wet. If you haven’t had enough solitude when you return to the base of the mountain, head 6 miles north on the Brule Lake Trail, or camp at one of two secluded sites near Whale Lake. Here, you’re likely to hear the loon’s distinctive cry. Remember, permits are necessary. The trail begins in the Superior National Forest at an elevation of 1,800 feet and climbs 500 feet over 3.5 miles to the top of Eagle Mountain."

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Trail Information

Grand Marais
Nearby City
600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 to 4 hours
1,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,300 feet
Top Elevation
Superior National Forest; Gunflint District Ranger
Local Contacts
USGS Eagle Mountain
Local Maps

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Jul 2018