Duluth, MN: Cascade Falls to Lookout Mountain

This 4.1-mile dayhike tours countless cascades and tags a wooded hill with swell views of Lake Superior.
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This 4.1-mile dayhike tours countless cascades and tags a wooded hill with swell views of Lake Superior.

-Mapped by Steffan Fay

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.6

Waypoints

CSD004

Location: 47.7125282287598, -90.5305328369141

Turn L @ 3-way

CSD009

Location: 47.7157783508301, -90.5423812866211

During next .6 mi., continue straight through two 3-ways, then turn L @ 4-way back to WPT 5. Then, turn R

CSD008

Location: 47.7123603820801, -90.54833984375

Go straight @ 3-way onto Ski Trail, leaving the Superior Trail

CSD002

Location: 47.709659576416, -90.5242614746094

Cross bridge and turn R @ Y onto Lookout Mtn. Trail

CSD005

Location: 47.7112007141113, -90.5312881469726

Go R onto the Superior Trail and cross creek. In 300 ft., go straight @ 4-way and begin climb up Lookout Mtn. (1,219 ft.)

CSD011

Location: 47.7086715698242, -90.5238876342774

Pass several cascades, ranging from short dropoffs to steep churning chutes en route to Lake Superior

CSD012

Location: 47.7070198059082, -90.52294921875

Turn L on sidewalk, cross bridge, and turn L back onto trail and head to parking lot

CSD001

Location: 47.7086296081543, -90.5215911865234

Head NE on Cascade River Trail through patches of spruce, birch

CSD003

Location: 47.7121086120606, -90.528678894043

Straight @ 3-way; pass white cedars

CSD010

Location: 47.7093505859375, -90.5246124267578

Turn R @ T and hike downstream

CSD007

Location: 47.7137298583984, -90.5402297973633

This isn't the top of Lookout Mtn. but it offers the best views of the wooded shores of Lake Superior, the deepest lake of the Great Lakes. Nearby is a backcountry campsite with fire ring and privy

CSD006

Location: 47.7118988037109, -90.5372085571289

Don't miss: Turn R for quick trip to scenic overlook