A Spectacular Surprise In Northern Minnesota

Published On: June 28, 20191 min read
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A hike alongside the Vermilion river highlights a rocky gorge that is unlike anything else in Minnesota. 

The Vermilion Gorge Trail is a spectacular surprise in northern Minnesota. The trailhead is near Crane Lake, 27 miles northeast of Orr, not far from the Canadian border.

Photo by Jim Lund/AllTrails

It’s hidden deep within the sprawling Superior National Forest. The trail may be out of the way, but it’s well worth the journey.

As you walk, the reddish-brown waters of the Vermilion River will soon appear. The river cuts through a rocky gorge as it makes its way to Crane Lake. As you walk the trail, pause to take in the unique, rugged beauty of the Vermilion Gorge. There are not many places like this in Minnesota. It’s a wonderful excursion that allows you to explore one of Minnesota’s most hidden places. The hike is 1.5 miles each way and should take a few hours to complete. 


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