Most people think of the beautiful lakes
when they think of the BWCA, but also within the BWCA is Minnesota's
highest peak, Eagle Mountain (2,301 ft). Some say that before the
glaciers, Minnesota's Laurentian Mountain Range towered higher than the
This lengthy hike (7 miles round-trip) and at
times, steep hike is well worth it. On a clear day you will enjoy
views to the west of Shrike, Eagle, Crow, and Zoo Lakes, Lake Superior
to the South, Misquah Hills to the North, and the Brule Lookout Tower on
Brule Lake to the Northwest.
Hwy 61, northeast of Cascade State Park or also northeast of Grand
Marais, follow County Road 7 to County Road 48. Take this North to
Forest Road 158. Drive west until it joins Forest Rd 153 taking
you to the parking area.
Permits are required (Eagle
Mountain Hiking Entry Point).