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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Hiking Trail Information

The Grand Portage

Grand Portage Coastline, Erik W. L. Anderson

The historic Grand Portage, or "Great Carrying Place" starts at the Grand Portage National Monument and extends eight and one-half miles to the old site of Fort Charlotte.  The National Monument is the old summer headquarters of The Northwest Company, a fur trading company of voyageur times.  "This centuries old Grand Portage became a major gateway into the interior of North America for exploration, trade and commerce. It linked Lake Superior with a westward system of lakes and rivers."

The hike is an easy hike takes you across a boardwalk through a beaver pond and ends at the beginning of the beautiful Cascades.  This series of falls still has remnants of old log chutes from logging days and ends with the High Falls, Minnesota's highest falls.


The Grand Portage Story


Grand Portage Trail Maps

North Country Trail Overview




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Hiking Trails:

Arrowhead State Trail

Bear Head State Park

Border Route Trail

Cascade River State Park

Eagle Mountain

The Grand Portage

Kekekabic Trail

Kelso Mountain Trail

Pincushion Mountain

North Shore State Trail

Superior Hiking Trail

Superior National Trails

Taconite State Trail

Related Links:

Hiking Books

Area Wildlife

Snow shoeing

Area Wildflowers

Hiking Discussion