Temperance State Park and Carlton Peak Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Temperance State Park and Carlton Peak Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Schroeder, Minnesota that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

wildlife

19 hours ago

Easy to access, but crowded trail. Dog-friendly. Requires some careful footing at times, but overall a fairly easy hike for most people. River is forceful, rugged, and impressive. Several great viewpoints. Worth a quick hike, even if you skip the wooded portion of the loop in favor of just seeing the river.

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13 days ago

Hiked this in the drizzling rain, so couldn’t get as close to the sides, as I normally would have, but this river/falls are Spectacular. Slot canyons, reminiscent of Utah, in Minnesota. Loved this easy hike.

1 month ago

Awesome

1 month ago

Beautiful hike with some great falls inside the gorge. The kids loved walking in the river (where it was ankle deep and very safe).

2 months ago

This is a beautiful hike! It's not hard, but keep.ypur little ones close. There are lots of drop offs, cliffs, and slippery rocks. The river also moves dangerously fast through this section.

hiking
9 months ago

I love this hike! It is a beautiful place. one does need to be careful for slippery rocks in places. I grew up hiking here when I was younger and just visited again this year.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The river gorge hike is a highlight on the North Shore.

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Fairly easy hike along a tight and very interesting river gorge. Hidden Falls is the highlight, but the area above the falls is nice too. Don't get in a hurry on your way up the North Shore and miss this one.

hiking
Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Temperance River is a great spot for a short or extended hike up river. We only went as far as the falls and Cauldron. But when the water is really running after a good rain, this is a neat spot to check out.

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

very well maintained trails with great views of river, waterfall, and lake superior. Carlton peak is a must for any hiker.

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.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Great view of the river.

hiking
Sunday, October 13, 2013

4 stars for Minnesota, rare long-distance views from the top. One can see far to the north, Lake Superior to the south, and even Wisconsin on a clear day. Fun most any time of year. Swimming on the Temperance is good on hot days.

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