The Caribou Rock Trail is a scenic 1.5 - 7 mile hike located off the Gunflint Trail in the Superior National Forest. The trailhead is on the Hungry Jack Lake Road. The first 3/4 of a mile takes you to an overlook of West Bearskin lake. Continue on about another mile and you will be overlooking Moss Lake. Continue on through some rugged and scenic terrain to Stairway Portage and Rose Lake. (The last portion of this trail is in the BWCAW, you will need a permit.) There are several significant steep elevation changes on this trail.
Latitude: 48.06096 Longitude: -90.460143 Elevation: 1701 ft
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Interests and Areas of Expertise
I enjoy fishing and wilderness paddling, but my real passion is ice fishing and winter camping. In my work life I am a community planner, helping the region to reach its full potential in the future.
"You can't catch fish unless your line is in the water."
I love to quietly explore the Heart of the Continent via canoe and snowshoe, but don't mind firing up the motorboat or snowmachine if they can get me to a honey hole fishing spot! I like winter explorations as equally much as open water adventures. I'm not one for resorts and motels, tent life is good enough for me. In the winter I use a canvas tent and portable woodstove to keep the cold out. I have over 140 wilderness trips in my journal and I keep coming back for more in the BWCA, Quetico and other quiet spots in the Heart of the Continent. It never disappoints!
Trail Distance1.5 to 7 miles
This trail is quite rugged and accessibility would be challenging for those with less mobility.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are welcome in the Superior National Forest if they are under control.