In the dense forests of northeastern Minnesota, Eagle Mountain stands above the entire state at 2,301 feet above sea level. A plaque, spectacular views, many lakes, and frequent mosquito attacks await climbers.
The 3.5 mile trail to the high point runs through Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. While hiking be prepared for attacks by Minnesota’s unofficial state bird, the mosquito. The trail runs alongside Whale Lake before heading upward to the summit. The highest point is an exposed rock with a large plaque embedded in it. Next to the summit is a wide vista, looking out to the expansive forests and various lakes, emblematic of northern Minnesota’s wide wilderness.