Friday, May 8, 2015

Topo maps for day hiking trails in Grand Marias, Minn., area

No one ever should hit the trail without a topo map. Here are topo maps for three great day hikes in the Grand Marias, Minn. region.

Sitting on the North Shore, Grand Marais is the gateway to two excellent state parks – Cascade River and Judge CR Magney – as well as the Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Minnesota’s highest point, Eagle Mountain at 2301 feet elevation, is northwest of Grand Marais.

Trails are marked in yellow on the maps. Click each map or open it a new window for a larger, printable version.

Cascade Falls Trail at Cascade River State Park (map courtesy of Minnesota DNR)

Eagle Mountain Trail (map courtesy of U.S. Forest Service) 

Eagle Mountain Trail close-up

Upper Falls/Devil’s Kettle Trail at Judge CR Magney State Park (map courtesy of Minnesota DNR)

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.