Minnesota High Point Hike

Highpoint 6. Minnesota, Eagle Mountain, 2301 ft, 4/11/03

Used Winger's book for guidance. Zumwalt's book was also helpful and contains an adequate topographical map. Use Route 2.

Made the round trip from Minneapolis, and hike all in one long day. It was a wonderful spring day. There was still snow on much of the trail, and it was very icy in some places. Had to 'duck walk' to keep from falling. There were no mosquitos or black flies, wood ticks or deer ticks, so no Lyme disease or West-Nile virus. With the icy spots, the hike took 3 hours, 45 minutes round trip, from the trailhead. The top is rounded, with trees and brush growing, so there is no view at all. About 200 yards before the summit, there is a good lookout to the west.

Special thanks to the Kekekabic Hiking Club for the trail maintenance they do, which makes this hike moderate instead of difficult. See the sign information and trail guide below.

There were no rest rooms at the trailhead or summit.
A survey marker is shown below.

The survey marker below is set in cement on the back side of the plaque shown above.
Benchmark Information:
Designation - HIGHEST POINT 2002 ELEV -
MINNESOTA SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL SURVEYERS
ARROWHEAD CHAPTER
PID -
State/County - MN/COOK
Lat --- 47 53 51(N)
Long - 090 33 36(W)
Eagle Mountain benchmark
Traveling northeast on Hwy 61, 4 miles past Tofte, turn left at these signs. Traveling northeast on Hwy 61, 4 miles past Tofte, turn left at these signs.
Continue north on Caribou Trail until you arrive at a tee with the following sign. Turn right on to 'The Grade'. Traveling north on Caribou Trail, turn right at this sign.
Same intersection, street sign on southeast corner.> Same intersection, street sign on southeast corner.
From 'The Grade', turn left into the trailhead parking lot at this sign. National Forest sign, turn left into trail head parking lot.
Same intersection, fire department number sign. Same intersection fire department number sign
Same intersection, Distance sign. Same intersection, Distance sign
Same Intersection, southeast corner street sign. Same Intersection, southeast corner street sign
Information sign at the trailhead. Information sign at the trailhead
Part of the posted trail map. Part of the posted trail map
Self-issue permit notice. Self-issue permit notice