Eagle Mountain Climber's Log

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Tracy - May 1, 2009 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2009

Springtime adventure  Sucess!

My son, Travis and I hiked this during very wet conditions in the rain. Lots of snow still on the trail and half a dozen stream crossings where we had no choice but to wade. The water was even above some of the boardwalks which I am certain must be above water later in the year. The boardwalks that weren't under water had 12 inches of snow still on them. Despite the conditions we had a great time - especially compared to doing Iowa's highpoint the day before and Wisconsin's highpoint the day after. I highly recommend Betty's Pies for lunch afterwards - just north of Two Harbors.

marv5201 - Feb 15, 2009 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009

marv5201  Sucess!

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL winter hike up to Eagle Mountain. The weather was a "10", about 12 degrees, light wind, fresh snow from two days ago that still hung on the evergreens making for a enchanted winter forest. The trail was traveled enough that there was never any doubt that we were headed in the right direction. We hiked up and back down in a little under 3 hours, oohhhing and ahhhhing all the way. There is a LOT of snow up there so while we did not actually locate the summit marker, some winter campers who were up there and had been there many times assured us we were at the peak. We would absolutely recommend this as a winter hike to anyone who enjoys a beautiful Minnesota winter wonderland. The hike was a breeze.


kavak - Dec 29, 2008 10:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2008

Eagle Mtn TH  Sucess!

If you hike this one in September, the mosquitos are not much of a problem. Wonderful hike with my wife and saw a few people along the way. We had expansive views along the way at a rocky part of the trail close to the top. We really enjoyed the north shore of Lake Superior as well.


distressbark - Dec 17, 2008 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

home state high point  Sucess!

I'm from Minnesota, and spent a great deal of my childhood camping in state parks along the shore of Lake Superior. Had the pleasure of hiking to the top of Eagle Mountain 5 or 6 times. Always look forward to going back.

One thing the page doesn't mention; the bugs are HORRENDOUS on this trail! The last view times I've gone, I recall being absolutely engulfed by mosquitoes and flies on the summit. Thick woods and bogs all around = insect mania. Bring some bug repellent if you want to enjoy your lunch up top!


montanachris - Dec 16, 2008 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2005

Solace of the Woods  Sucess!

I love the Great Northwoods! This was an awesome hike just when I needed one; was going through some tough times and the natural quiet gave me the time and peace to do some soul searching! The blueberries at the summit weren't bad either!


aedwards - Nov 4, 2008 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

Good day for a hike  Sucess!

Hiked on Saturday, November 1st. Beautiful day.
Pretty typical hike for the area, rocky trail, good views to the south and west near the top. It was lovely weather, the lakes and streams had a fine layer of ice in parts. Realized I was out of film (I still shoot b&w film) when I got to whale lake. :-(


highlandvillager - Jul 30, 2008 1:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Lots of wildlife  Sucess!

We saw two moose and a black bear just before arriving at the trailhead, two deer and two loons while hiking, a fox, a raven, and more deer on the way out, and countless mosquitos all along the way. HP11


Redwic - Jul 7, 2008 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

BUG CENTRAL!!!  Sucess!

Even after stopping to take some photos, I was impressed it took me only two hours to complete this seven-mile roundtrip hike. The bugs were HORRIBLE. No-see-ums, black flies, mosquitoes, and these really large/long flying bugs (with fly-eyes) that hikers said take big chunks of skin off. Yikes! At least the abundant dragonflies weren't biting me (I think... lol). Not counting the bug problem, this is a VERY scenic and enjoyable section of the state (and country).
This was the second of seven HPs attained on my most ambitious weekend HP road trip to date.


starship_jen - Jul 7, 2008 8:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

HP #38  Sucess!

3rd HP of 5 on this road trip. Bugs were AWFUL! This area of MN is fantastic though! Beautiful sunny, mild day. Lovely!


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2007

EAGLE MTN  Sucess!



weeds19 - Dec 24, 2007 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2005

Great Hike  Sucess!

We took our 3 mos old son on this hike and had a great time. Nice trail and great views from the rocks.


argothor - Sep 28, 2007 5:25 pm

Eagle Mt.  Sucess!

Hiked Eagle with a friend and my golden retriever Thor. My second state highpoint.


breagen - Sep 27, 2007 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Eagle Mountain  Sucess!

Nice hot, humid, buggy Northwoods day!

Larry V

Larry V - Sep 10, 2007 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Tasty berries here!!  Sucess!

The wild raspberries and blueberries were common, and very tasty!!! The common loons (official state birds) were not so common, but we saw a pair of them on the lake. The mosquitos (unofficlal state birds) were abundant.


paclimber - Jul 31, 2007 1:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007

Number 48

Five years to the day that I climbed Mt. Marcy (NY) as my first state highpoint, I completed the lower 48 here atop Eagle Mountain. Bright, warm, sunny day. Beatufil day to celebrate.

Globe199 - Jul 24, 2007 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

MN Highpoint!  Sucess!

Beautiful, thick forest all the way up the trail. Whale Lake is the best part of the hike, in my opinion. The reflection of the trees in the water is just awesome. Further on, the vista near the summit is incredible. Probably the best view anywhere in Minnesota. The trail itself is not very challenging, in terms of endurance, but is very annoying, with basketball-sized rocks everywhere. I don't think I'd do this hike again. The last mile or so out is grueling; the rocks just never end.

The mosquitoes were bad, but I've seen worse, and bug spray wipes worked great. Saw very few other animals -- one tiny garter snake and a squirrel. That was pretty much it besides some birds. It was a great experience overall. Took 4hrs 20min, including 25-30 minutes at the summit for lunch and rest.

One other thing. We brought hiking poles which helped immensely. They saved our knees from being bashed by the rocks on the way down.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2002

HP #14  Sucess!

Finding the TH was a challenge in itself;
The route was very scenic...
Coming back from the top and my friend sprained her ankle...
That wasn't a pretty sight!!


surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:25 pm

Skeeters  Sucess!

I was transported by northern Minnesota's state bird, the mosquito. Went in at 220 lbs, came out at 180 lbs :)


TLP - Aug 28, 2006 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006

MN is nice  Sucess!

This is a fun hike. Whale Lake is nice. I liked hiking through the forest. And there are two really nice overlooks on this mountain. The whole North Shore area of MN I found to be very scenic and beautiful.


Holsti97 - Jul 31, 2006 3:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Eagle Mountain  Sucess!

Hiked to the top with son Ryan and friends Ed, Joe, and Martha. Very hot day, but a nice hike in the woods. Met several other hikers. Had lunch at the summit and then drove to Grand Marais to participate in the North Shore Dragonboat Races. Fun weekend. HP #17.

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