Caribou Rock Trail

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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
1246 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.

5 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.

6 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.

8 months ago