Superior Hiking Trail: Bean and Bear Lakes

MODERATE 30 reviews

Superior Hiking Trail: Bean and Bear Lakes is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near Silver Bay, Minnesota and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
994 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

trail running

muddy

rocky

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

The terrain is really muddy right now, but the views are phenomenal! May be the best view I've ever seen hiking in MN.

backpacking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Muddy. A good out and back day hike

backpacking
2 months ago

I still want to give it a 4 only because I know it has to be a beautiful trail! I was bummed out that I had to turn around pretty early because of the mud. Never got to the lakes or even the first camp. Heads up it's muddy!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

nice views from parking to lakes; I would call it "difficult" for most other than experienced rugged terrain hikers.

4 months ago

fun trail there is a cool waterfall at the first campsite a a steep hill down to Bear Lake but a nice view not very good group camping spots at Bear Lake

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Highly recommend this portion of the trail, challenging in some areas, and it has some great views

5 months ago

very beautiful hike!! if you want the trails and views to yourself I recommend getting out there pretty early during the weekends! great backpack camping spots too! happy hiking! :)

6 months ago

One of my favorite spots on the SHT!

7 months ago

8 months ago

First real hiking trip. Best time of my life. Went in late fall a few years ago. It was cold camping over night but the views were incredible and you worked up a sweat to see them. A must see.

Friday, October 21, 2016

trail running
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

One of my favorite runs; stunning views with bluffs protecting the lakes. Rolling trees as far as the eye can see.