Best time to visit Midwest

Carlton Peak

One of the greatest Sawtooth Mountain peaks on the North Shore of Lake Superior

Share

Last updated: by Olha Savych
Carlton Peak in Midwest 2020 - Best Time

Carlton Peak is a popular hiking destination located in the Sawtooth Mountains in northeastern Minnesota. It was named after Reuben B. Carlton who ascended the peak with Col. Charles Whittlesey during a geological survey expedition in 1848. South and east side of the mountain belong to a Day Use area of Temperance River State Park. Other parts of the mountain are located in the Superior National Forest.

With elevation 1,525 ft (465 m) Carlton Peak is an excellent outlook on Lake Superior and the surrounding area. A 2-mi (3.2-km) hike is quite moderate in the beginning but gets steep when you approach the summit. The trail can be reached by a dirt road on the south side of the peak. After passing the bridge over the Temperance River, stay right at the fork, and soon you'll see the sign of the Temperance River State Park.

Another access point is Britton Peak trailhead located off Highway 61 north of Tofte through Cook County Road.

Find hotels and airbnbs near Carlton Peak (Map)