This hike takes place in the heart of the beautiful George H Crosby Manitou State Park. A hidden gem on the North Shore, this state park is one that not that many people know about. Our hike will be about 2 miles in total. Most of the hike is on the Superior Hiking Trail where we’ll make a stop at a trail shelter to talk about the natural history of this wilderness paradise.
Depending on allotted time and trail conditions we will be seeing one of two features including a waterfall named “the cascades” or a small inland lake named “Benson Lake”. Both trails take you on a scenic walk through spruce and cedar groves. Wildlife spotting alert – This is a rugged, wilderness park where bear, wolves, moose, deer, and grouse share the trails with hikers! The total trip distance is 2 miles and considered easy to moderate in difficulty.
Meet at the Guest Services building at Bluefin Bay
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Stay Safe Update: For resort guided hikes, we’re recommending that all participants drive separately to the trailhead. If requested, there will be space for one family/friend group of up to four in our resort shuttle on a first come, first served basis. Masks are required at the trailhead and in areas where physical distancing is not possible. Those who are fully vaccinated may choose not to wear a mask outdoors
If you’ve experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the last 14 days, we ask you to stay back and not participate in the hike.