Superior Hiking Trail: Oberg Mountain, Moose Mountain, and Lutsen

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Superior Hiking Trail: Oberg Mountain, Moose Mountain, and Lutsen is a 16.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lutsen, Minnesota that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3221 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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backpacking
7 months ago

Beautiful views!

backpacking
7 months ago

We hiked this section in August from Lutsen down to Temperance River State Park. Our journey included Oberg Mountain and Carleton Peak over 2 days. Great views of Lake Superior from various points along the route. More elevation change along this section than most anywhere else along the SHT.

7 months ago

Fantastic hike

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

We did this hike in June, and only the Oberg Mountain section, but the views were absolutely beautiful. The hike has more elevation than most in the area, but we took our time as there are such great views as you round each bend. Very stunning, and not too strenuous. Definitely worth the drive from Duluth.

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

For MN hiking at lower elevations this is moderate difficulty but if you are used to high elevation hiking it is easy.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Very nice climb and views. I've hiked it in the summer and snowshoed in winter. Very accessible and the switchbacks make it a pretty easy climb.

snowshoeing
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Excellent trail and STUNNING North Shore scenery! Not terribly long or difficult, fun in winter on showshoes.

hiking
Friday, April 20, 2012

1 of the most gorgeous spots on the north shore .Beautiful northern minnesota. plenty of hidden falls among the 1,000,000 years old granite stunning views of old growth forest and drop dead gorgeous views of lake superior of course. camp at the temperance river state park 1 of only 2 with electricity in a word,,,, OUTSTANDING

hiking
Saturday, February 19, 2011

This is a must at leaf turning time! Even my overweight wife feels this is worth the effort. If you haven't seen miles & miles of beautiful trees forming a patchwork of colors, you have to see this to believe it. There are switchbacks, but can take rests. View of Lake Superior is also amazing.

hiking
Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ready to climb? This is a hike with some switchbacks and great views!

11 months ago

backpacking
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Monday, September 24, 2012