Superior Hiking Trail Oberg Mountain Loop

Tofte, Minnesota 55615

Superior Hiking Trail Oberg Mountain Loop

Superior Hiking Trail: Oberg Mountain Loop Professional Review and Guide

"An easy, short loop walk with numerous spectacular views from Oberg Mountain. Add the maple forest and the rock the mountain is made from (Star Wars Porphyry) and this becomes a must do fall walk. Oberg Mountain, at 1555 feet elevation, is much like Leveaux Mountain: they are both composed of the same kind of rock and both form cuestas.

This gives these two mountains, along with Moose Mountain, a profile that looks like teeth on a wood saw. For this reason they are referred to as the Sawtooth Mountains. The rock these cuestas are composed of is called the Star Wars Porphyry because the large plagioclase feldspar crystals in it have shapes suggestive of the space ships seen in the Star Wars movies. The percentage of large feldspar crystals making up this igneous intrusive rock increases dramatically between the lower and upper parts of Oberg Mountain."

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Trail Information

Tofte
Nearby City
2.3
Distance
Best spring through fall
Season
1,220 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,450 feet
Top Elevation

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Jul 2018