Eagle Mountain (Minnesota)


Eagle Mountain (Minnesota)

Infobox Mountain
Name = Eagle Mountain
Photo=EagleMountainPlaque.jpg
Photo size = 200px
Caption=Plaque marking the peak of Eagle Mountain
Elevation = 2,301 feet (701 m)
Location = Cook County, Minnesota
Range = Misquah Hills
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latd= 47|latm= 53|lats= 51|latNS=N
longd= 90|longm= 33|longs= 36|longEW=W
Coordinates = coor dms|47|53|51|N|90|33|36|W|type:mountain
Easiest route = Maintained hiking trail
Listing = U.S. state high point

Eagle Mountain is the highest point in Minnesota, at 2,301 feet (701 m), located in Cook County.cite web
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title = Topographical map, Eagle Mountain
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] The mountain is located inside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest in the Misquah Hills, northwest of the community of Grand Marais. It is a Minnesota State Historic Site. [cite web
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title = Minnesota Statute § 138.57, subd. 3
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publisher = Minnesota Revisor of Statutes
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Eagle Mountain is only about 15 miles (24 km) from Minnesota's lowest point, Lake Superior, at 607 feet (185 m). Eagle Mountain is part of the Canadian Shield, as is the rest of northeastern Minnesota. Confusingly, there is another, much shorter, peak named Eagle Mountain in northern Minnesota. The shorter Eagle Mountain is part of the Lutsen Mountains ski resort.

The hike to the summit can be made in about two and a half hours; the round trip takes five hours or so. The distance to the peak is about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) with a rise of 550 feet (168 m); the trail is rocky and moderately strenuous. Whale Lake is located about halfway along the trail, and offers two campsites to hikers. The peak of the mountain is marked with a plaque. As the peak is located in a national wilderness area, a permit is required. Self-issued permits are available at any Superior National Forest ranger station or at the trailhead.

References

ee also

* List of U.S. states by elevation
* [http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=6440 Eagle mountain at Peakbagger.com]
* [http://www.highpointadventures.com/HPClassDiff.htm State Highpoints ranked by difficulty]


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