55.0 miles: 1 hours, 22 minutes
Gunflint Trail, or CR 12, began as a footpath. Nowadays it offers a scenic way to explore northern Minnesota highlights such as Superior National Forest and Lake Saganaga. Hiking, skiing and canoeing are popular seasonal activities. Common animals to see are deer in the woods, loons at the shoreline, and, in winter, moose using the winterized road as a salt-lick.