Lookout Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
#10 of 20 trails in

Lookout Mountain Loop Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brittmount, Minnesota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

Went up there with my 8 year old and 13 year old. Took awhile but we all did it. Was beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Great I have been up there many times

hiking
3 months ago

Loop hike along the Laurentian Divide, the east-west divide between Lake Superior and Hudson Bay. There is a maze of trails involving the Fitness Trail near the trailhead; follow the blue diamonds to get out of the Fitness Trail area and onto the "real" hiking trails. Trail goes mostly through forest with a few open rock outcrops. The national forest's literature mentions overlooks, but I never came to anything I would call an overlook, at least not during the summer. Watch out for rocks hiding among tall grass on the southern part of the loop: I sprained my ankle when I stepped on the side of such a rock.

3 months ago

walking
5 months ago

5 months ago

You'll find any easy "fitness trail" in the beginning, which is a nice wide trail to stretch your legs if you are traveling and stop at this rest stop. Many of the obstacles for the fitness part need to be redone as they are falling apart, though. If you continue on past the first Loop, there are many different trails. Some of them go straight up, and many various levels of difficulty are found here. We spend a lot of time here as it's only 5 minutes from our house, but you can feel like you're in the middle of nowhere.

6 months ago

snowshoeing
9 months ago

snowshoeing
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great trails all year-round. Many different loops for xc-skiing, hiking, running or walking. There is a small fitness loop with equipment for workout activities then larger loops for hiking and skiing. A few hidden spots for rock climbing are used by local groups and 7+ miles of single track bike trail has been added in the recent years by a few hardworking people and trail crews. Terrain is easy to moderate for hiking and skiing with trails all marked with difficulty. There is also a small shelter located at the far east-end of the long loop.