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Eagle Mountain Hiking Trail

...highest point in Minnesota has it's own hiking trail

Access and parking is off of Forest Road 170 near Two Island Lake. The highest and lowest areas in Minnesota are in Cook County. Eagle Mountain is the highest point in Minnesota at 2301 ft above sea level. Lake Superior is the lowest point at 601 ft above sea level. The Eagle Mountain Hiking Trail is rather rocky, with views of lakes, creeks, and small cliffs. About two thirds of the trail is in the BWCA (Boundary Waters Canoe Area) and self issued day permits must be in procession of parties hiking. Permits are available at trailhead and entry point #79 serves this trail. Overnight camping permits are required for the two campsites found on Whale Lake and at the base of the mountain, and are also available at the trailhead.

Length: 7 mile round trip - moderate hiking to difficult hiking

Entry point: 79

Maps: Fisher # F7

Campsites:  2 on Whale lake

Water: Whale Lake

Trip options: Entire trail: 1 day or camp


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