Minneapolis: North Country Trail Marengo Section

Spot bald eagles from the overlooks along this rarely crowded 5.2-mile stretch of the North Country Trail in northern Wisconsin's Marengo Semi-Primitive Area. The route also makes a great snowshoe hike.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.9



Location: 46.3058319091797, -91.0099945068359

Head E on trail, following blue-diamond blazes on trees


Location: 46.3068008422852, -90.9993743896484

R to overlook (about 300 ft.) with views of glacial formations; go straight to continue on NCT


Location: 46.3084564208984, -90.9932403564453

Cross bridge over river and continue straight; make an immediate L to reach riverside campsites


Location: 46.3075828552246, -90.9916229248047

Go L @ junction or straight 150 ft. to Adirondack shelter


Location: 46.3073806762695, -90.9817581176758

Go straight @ junction or turn L to reach overlook (about 500 ft.) with views as far as Lake Superior


Location: 46.3083305358887, -90.9744415283203

Bear R @ jct. to continue on NCT, L to reach overlook (20 ft.) with more views of Lake Superior


Location: 46.3045806884766, -90.9543838500976

Reach FR 383. Return the way you came or end here if you shuttled a car to this trailhead

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