The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes isn't exactly known for its mountainous landscapes. In fact, Minnesota is the 4th flattest state in the entire U.S., with 47% of the state considered flat. Yet, tucked away amidst this seemingly gentle landscape lies a surprising secret—a hidden gem that defies the state's flat reputation.

Just when you thought Minnesota's elevation story was as level as its lakeshores, there emerges an area that boldly reaches for the sky, soaring above 2,000 feet and inviting adventurers to discover the unexpected summit within the North Star State.

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Where is the Highest Point in All of Minnesota?

Credit: Google Earth/Canva
Credit: Google Earth/Canva

To find the highest elevation in the state of Minnesota, you have to head north. Way north... All the way to the Boundary Waters Canoe region. There you will find Eagle Mountain, standing at 2,301 feet tall.

If you want to see the top of Eagle Mountain, put on your hiking boots, as that's the only way to access the summit.

Here's what the National Forest Service Website has to say about hiking to Eagle Mountain:

Eagle Mountain Trail is a 3 1/2 mile hike to the top of Eagle Mountain, which at 2301 feet is the highest point in Minnesota.  It is not a loop trail, and the round trip to the summit is 7 miles with a considerable climb.  A good portion of this trail is within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, so the trail is maintained as a wilderness trail.  This means that it is narrow with uneven footing caused by rocks and roots in the trail.  Uphill segments do not have stairs.  It is not cleared as frequently as a non-wilderness trail, and portions may be overgrown.

-National Forest Service Website

If you're planning on making the hike up Eagle Mountain, the National Forest Service reminds you to be prepared for a long and moderately challenging hike. Pack plenty of supplies and give yourself sufficient time to make the trip. Also, it's important to know that cell phone coverage is almost non-existent in this area, and there is no easy access to the trail in case of emergencies.

To learn more about Eagle Mountain and what the hiking conditions are like, check out the article from the National Forest Service.

Story Sources: National Forest Service Website, Prairie Research Institute Website

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