Hogback Trail

Isabella, Minnesota 55607

Hogback Trail

Hogback Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A loop along high rugged ridges that run along and between a group of lakes. A hogback is a ridge of hard, erosion-resistant bedrock. Hogbacks occur along fault lines where the bedrock slants up to make a ridge with a steep escarpment on one side. Along the Hogback Trail, the escarpments are up to 70-feet-high along the shoreline, yielding panoramic views of the lakes.

Exploring this area makes for a decent day hike for those staying at one of the nearby Forest Service campgrounds (Ninemile Lake or Divide Lake). Backcountry campsites are also found along the shore of Scarp Lake for backcountry camping. Special attractions: Hogbacks and overlooks."

Hogback Trail Reviews

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first off the trail is not that close to ninemile lake. i just got back yesterday from up there the ninemile campground is nice if you like car camping the hogback lake it self has 4 car camping spots if you start from hogback lake to go to a hike to camping spot on the hogback trail the bridge is out and you can not get back to them as far as we could find you will find a hand made sign on a birch tree about 1/2 before the bridge saying it has been out since 7/14/04 and as of 11/21/04 it is still out the trails are great and well maked really easy walking the lakes around the area all of portage spots

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Trail Information

Nearby City
70 feet
Elevation Gain
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Skill Level
Isabella Ranger District, Superior National Forest, 218-720-5324
Local Contacts
Superior National Forest map; USGS quads: Wilson Lake and Silver Island Lake.
Local Maps

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Jul 2018