Caribou Rock Trail

HARD 5 reviews
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Caribou Rock Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near East Cook, Minnesota that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

6.8 miles
1,246 feet
Out & Back


trail running





The Caribou Rock trail is only 3/4 mile to an overlook of West Bearskin Lake. Continue the full 3.5 miles where it intersects with the Border Route Trail. Go west a bit to visit Rose Lake Falls.

7 days ago

I only hiked to the overlook at bearskin but that view alone made the hike worth it. Quite a rocky trail...

10 months ago

Decent hike. Did it with the kids (9,11), and we made it but they were pretty tired. Under 4 hour R/T with some hustle. Tons of trees down, and the trail squeezed between the tree falls. They had been cut up, but still everywhere.

The trail takes a lot of ups and downs, and does get your heart beating with some good vertical. Waterfall at the end, but if you keep going maybe a quarter mile you can see the rose lake cliffs.

We did take a wrong turn at the portage trail, as the main trail you hike jogs around a tree and you don’t see that without doing a little exploring. It was only a few feet, but disguised.

11 months ago

We hiked to the West Bearskin Lake overlook. Then took the Moss Lake trail to the west. This was much more difficult. We reached the north-south portage between the 2 lakes. We visited both lakes and then walked the road back to HJL Lodge.

2 months ago

Monday, July 31, 2017