Superior Hiking Trail: Bean and Bear Lakes

MODERATE 21 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.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

trail running

muddy

rocky

3 days ago

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

18 days 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

26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

2 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! :)

2 months ago

One of my favorite spots on the SHT!

3 months ago

4 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.

9 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

This trail was seriously beautiful, but my wife and I turned back after about four miles of muck in mid June. We came a couple of days post rain, and were sad to see that there were long, long spells of mud patches without stepping logs or stones. We made it through a bunch, and finally elected to turn back with our mud soaked shoes. Hope to come back and fulfill the full loop sometime soon!

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Great hike on a beautiful day. Stunning overlooks of bean and bear lakes.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

This is a great trail, I have hiked Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Zion , etc. this is on that grand level, especially if you can hike it during fall colors, which is early October.

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

hiking
Thursday, September 05, 2013

hiking
Thursday, December 06, 2012

Beautiful hike! Moderate to difficult with lots of ups and downs. Incredible lunch spot up at the top!

hiking
Friday, November 02, 2012