Carlton Peak Trail

  

Carlton Peak Trail is a 2 mile hike with wonderful views of Lake Superior.  This hike is gradual at first then steep as you get to the top, take care with children around the steep cliffs. 

Downloadable information and map

At a Glance

Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Tofte
Restroom: At the trailhead

General Information

Accessibility:

This trail is quite rocky with narrow areas and is not considered accessible for people with mobility concerns.


Directions:

From Highway 61 noth of Tofte take Cook County Road 2 (The Sawbill Trail only goes one direction.) for about 2 miles.  Look for the Britton Peak Trail head parking lot.  You follow the Superior Hiking Trail to the west, back across the Sawbill Trail.


Parking:

Parking at Britton Peak Trailhead.


Directions:

From Highway 61 noth of Tofte take Cook County Road 2 (The Sawbill Trail only goes one direction.) for about 2 miles.  Look for the Britton Peak Trail head parking lot.  You follow the Superior Hiking Trail to the west, back across the Sawbill Trail.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Hiking

Show detail SHOW

Rocks & Minerals

Hide detail HIDE

Rockhounding

Carlton Peak is a large piece of anorthrocite believed to be broken off then floated up from deep in the earth during a period of vulcanism 1.1 billion years ago.  Anorthrocite from Carlton Peak was used to face the lower portion of the ranger station at Tofte.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/superior/recreation/recarea/?recid=40276&actid=73