Castle Danger Fall Hiking Trip
For the first time in years, I took a weekend off in October. My husband and I originally were planning a camping trip to southern Minnesota, but two of our dear friends wanted in and suggested a cozy cabin near Duluth. We quickly shifted gears, and I’m so glad, the fall colors on the north shore were at their peak, and it was beyond beautiful.
We arrived at our cabin late Friday night, but we didn’t miss much, it had been raining all day. The next day we awoke to the view below. This cabin was near Superior, Wisconsin and sat on Dowling lake. The trees were red and the lake was calm.
After an incredible breakfast of green tomato quiche made by my husband, we packed up for the day and drove to Duluth. We hit up a beach on the shore first, we literally just pulled off the highway after Kitchi Gammi Park. There was no one around, so we took full advantage and hunted for agates and enjoyed the waves of Lake Superior.
It was still early, so we headed to Castle Danger so we could get a view of the colorful trees from above. It was my first time in Castle Danger, and we pulled off the highway to a trail head of the Superior Hiking Trail. We hiked about a mile up to the top of the cliff to find one of the most spectacular views I had ever seen. The tree line was yellow, orange, red, with hints of purples and greens.
We spent time enjoying the view while two of our friends foraged for mushrooms. They found hedgehogs and other edible varieties that added to our tacos for dinner. This Castle Danger hiking trip wore us out, so we headed back to our cozy little cabin for the night.
The next morning we headed out to visit Pattison Park which is home to Wisconsin’s largest waterfall. The hike was short and sweet, so we packed up to head home.
My husband and I split off at the end and spent almost an hour at Banning State Park. It’s close to the cities and was a much needed break from our road trip. The colors were incredible and we knew this week was going to be rainy, I’m so glad we spent the time we did enjoying the view.
We do a lot of hiking and camping in the North Shore. Here’s another blog from Tettegouche State Park.