Lookout Mountain Looking for an afternoon hike, say, 1-4 hours, maybe after a morning on the golf course or visiting area museums? Head up to the Laurentian Divide Recreation Area, a US Forest Service site that serves as the trailhead for Lookout Mountain, and a 15-mile trail system. The site, along North America’s north-south continental divide, is just north of Virginia on Hwy 53. Click for map.
Giants Ridge Explore 10 miles of trails at Giants Ridge near Biwabik that lead through forests, to the top of the ski hill, and near Wynne Creek. Nice fall colors on three loop trails, all between 3 and 4 miles long. Click for map.
Carey Lake After checking out historic sites in Hibbing (Bob Dylan’s childhood home, maybe?), head out to Carey Lake, a municipal park with loop trail lengths of two to four miles. Pines and birch make for colorful views. Click for map.