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Superior Hiking Trail: Gooseberry River, The Nestor Grade, and Wolf Rock

MODERATE 28 reviews

Superior Hiking Trail: Gooseberry River, The Nestor Grade, and Wolf Rock is a 14.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Two Harbors, Minnesota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,246 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

backpacking
muddy
21 days ago

nice views, good trail plenty of water access. would rate this easy+, not hard

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muddy
3 months ago

Great day hike! Note a bit longer than 14 miles especially if you want to explore the falls.

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muddy
3 months ago

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5 months ago

it was rough elevation the first 0.3 miles, but it wasnt bad. i only made it about 4.0 miles into it, due to time. beautiful views though.

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muddy
5 months ago

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7 months ago

Way easier than stated rating. Lots of mud (June 2 2019). Nice views, would recommend.

Tue Sep 25 2018

We started at Lake County Road 301 which added about 2 miles for 16.2 miles round trip. The hike is awesome! The bridge is out at Encampment River but was easily crossed. Be prepared for a TON of mud right now! It was messy but that only added to the fun!

Thu Jul 19 2018

Thatta

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Mon Oct 16 2017

Went October 12th. Leaves were 60% done so there were a lot of colors in the trees and a very colorful wooded ground. Beautiful! Beautiful view of Supirior a couple minute hike from the parking lot. hike is 8-9.1 miles from Castle Danger Road to Gooseberry falls. Then 8-9.1 mile hike back over the same path to where you parked. We hiked 16-18 miles round trip. We hauled it and competed it in 8 hours with a total of 12 minutes of breaks. Very sore legs the last 5 miles. Lots of mud. Lots. Be prepared for that. Well marked and easy to follow. Loved It!

Tue Jul 25 2017

Easier than it looks but great scenery.

Sat Jun 17 2017

lots of climbing, no bikers, which is awesome, very secluded. Will recommend to friends!

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Wed Aug 21 2013

Gooseberry was cool, checked out the falls and took a day hike.

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Mon Sep 26 2016