Bear Bluff and the Bear Bluff Hiking Trail 
Trail directions just outside the parking lot to main trail to Bear Bluff in Keweenaw County.  Hike is approximate 3/4 mile to the trail that leads up the hill to Bear Bluff.
Trail directions just outside the parking lot to main trail to Bear Bluff in Keweenaw County. Hike is approximate 3/4 mile to the trail that leads up the hill to Bear Bluff.
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Trail is an old logging road to the head of the trail up Bear Bluff.
Trail is an old logging road to the head of the trail up Bear Bluff.
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Along the 3/4 mile hike pay attention for this sign as you will be very close to leaving the logging road.
Along the 3/4 mile hike pay attention for this sign as you will be very close to leaving the logging road.
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Fall colors line the trail on the way to Bear Bluff.
Fall colors line the trail on the way to Bear Bluff.
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The fork in the trail is not very marked.  Look for the blue small sign and take the small foot trail.
The fork in the trail is not very marked. Look for the blue small sign and take the small foot trail.
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The small blue Michigan Nature Association sign that lets you know you are heading in the right direction.  Trees along the trail will have blue markings on them to keep you in the right direction.
The small blue Michigan Nature Association sign that lets you know you are heading in the right direction. Trees along the trail will have blue markings on them to keep you in the right direction.
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Foot trail heading up to Bear Bluff.
Foot trail heading up to Bear Bluff.
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Trail can be difficult to climb in several places.
Trail can be difficult to climb in several places.
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The steep climb up is not for someone out of shape.  Stop and rest if needed on the way up.  View is definitely worth the climb!
The steep climb up is not for someone out of shape. Stop and rest if needed on the way up. View is definitely worth the climb!
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This is the first sight that you see.  3 major outcropping of rock allows clear views of Bete Grise, Lac LeBelle, Keweenaw Point, Manitou Island, and in the far distance the Huron Mountains.
This is the first sight that you see. 3 major outcropping of rock allows clear views of Bete Grise, Lac LeBelle, Keweenaw Point, Manitou Island, and in the far distance the Huron Mountains.
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Looking north to the Keweenaw Point.
Looking north to the Keweenaw Point.
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The Keweenaw Star is taking her Fall Color Tour around the Keweenaw Peninsula.
The Keweenaw Star is taking her Fall Color Tour around the Keweenaw Peninsula.
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Originally known as Bare Hill, and later as Bear Bluff, Grinell is located near Lac La Belle and Bete Gris off Smith Fisheries Road. Grinnell contains a number of impressive geological features such as the 200 foot cliff that extends almost to the summit, 588 feet above the lake. A small waterfall can also be seen from the lake.
Originally known as Bare Hill, and later as Bear Bluff, Grinell is located near Lac La Belle and Bete Gris off Smith Fisheries Road. Grinnell contains a number of impressive geological features such as the 200 foot cliff that extends almost to the summit, 588 feet above the lake. A small waterfall can also be seen from the lake.
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Vegetation is hardy on the top of this Bare Bluff.
Vegetation is hardy on the top of this Bare Bluff.
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View of Bete Grise Bay
View of Bete Grise Bay
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Over the Hills of Bete Grise in the far distance can be seen the Huron Islands.
Over the Hills of Bete Grise in the far distance can be seen the Huron Islands.
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