Honeymoon Bluff Trail | Superior National Forest | North Shore Outdoors

Honeymoon Bluff Trail in Superior National Forest

Honeymoon Bluff Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Grand Marais, Minnesota that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. Honeymoon Bluff Trail is a short hike to a beautiful view overlooking Hungry Jack and Bearskin Lakes. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

LOCATION: Via Clearwater Rd, Gunflint Trail and Hungry Jack Road | Driving Map from Superior Inn • 29.7 Miles From Hotel
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Honeymoon Bluff Trail | Superior National Forest | North Shore Outdoors

Getting to the trailhead: The trailhead for the Honeymoon Bluff trail is just off of Co 66 (Clearwater Rd) which is 30 miles up the Gunflint Trail. From Grand Marais, turn north on the Gunflint Trail (Co Rd 12) and go about 27 miles until you reach Co 66. Turn right and continue for 3.25 miles to reach the small parking lot off the left side of the road. The parking lot is right after you go past the turn off for the Flour Lake Campground.

The hike: The hike is a very short loop, but is relatively steep for the first half. There is a stairway climb for the first part of the hike until you reach the T of the loop. Continue right until you reach the overlook area. There are a number of great locations along this overlook to capture some nice sunset shots (all facing west)! The overlook provides spectacular views of two lakes surrounded by boreal forest.

Honeymoon Bluff Trail | Superior National Forest | North Shore Outdoors

Tags: Honeymoon Bluff, Honeymoon Bluff Trail, Superior National Forest, Grand Marais Parks, Cook County Parks, North Shore Parks, Grand Marais Summer Activities, Grand Marais Outdoor Activities, North Shore Outdoor Activities

100% Worth the Drive!

We were on the fence about going, because our GPS said it was a 52 minute drive. The drive only took us about 40, and was worth every second! The hike was incredibly easy, just a short flight of stairs and a very small and flat loop with an incredible overlook. I’ve been on ‘off the beaten path’ hiking trails before that were near impossible to find, so I was incredibly relieved that this was actually very easy to locate; it has a big sign and everything. Just be prepared for about 15 minutes of narrow gravel road driving! Shelby C, Minneapolis TripAdvisor Review

Grand Marais Outdoor Activities Guide

In Grand Marais and Cook County, Minnesota you can enjoy Lake Superior – the world’s largest freshwater lake, visit Minnesota’s tallest mountain peak at Eagle Mountain, view the state’s highest waterfall in Grand Portage, ski the largest ski resort in the Midwest at Lutsen Mountains and enjoy Minnesota’s longest and most scenic biking trails. Stay awhie and find your adventure in Cook County!

Experience the spectacular chain of state parks, waterfalls, and seemingly endless list of year-round outdoor activities that are located on Highway 61 on the North Shore. From Gooseberry State Park (69 miles southwest) to Grand Portage State Park (40 mile northeast), eight State Parks provide a wide array of summer and winter outdoor fun. Grand Marais and the Superior Inn are a great place to stay for your outdoor adventure and easy access to these Highway 61 parks and all the other activities to be found north in Cook County, Minnesota.

Grand Marais and the Lake Superior North Shore offer hundreds of miles of cross-country skiing trails (hiking and biking trails in summer). In fact, Cook County, Minnesota has the largest network of cross-country trails in North America. You can stay close to Grand Marais, or head up from the lake shore area to the other cross country skiing trails. A Minnesota Ski Pass is required on all trails unless otherwise noted.


About Superior Inn and Suites
At the Best Western Plus Superior Inn you’re sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Superior Inn will stand out among other hotels in Grand Marais,MN. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don’t miss a beat while you’re away from the office.

For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you’re on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Superior Inn will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at any Best Western hotel.

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Best Western Plus Superior Inn Grand Marais MN
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Your Guide to Year-Round Grand Marais Recreation & Fun!

With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, Grand Marais lives up to its reputation as a great place for year-round outdoor activities. Whether your activity choice is in, on or below the water (or even on land) Grand Marais offers a great variety of things to do for your entire family.

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