Marengo Overlook

This 4-mile section of the North Country Trail winds through the Marengo Semi-Primitive, Non-motorized Area (2,400 acres). The trail has difficult sections with some steep slopes. This northern mesic hardwood forest is home to thrushes, vireos, warblers, woodpeckers, flycatchers, and woodland raptors.

Directions: From Grand View travel south on Cty D 3 miles to Forest Road 377 (Camp Eight Rd), turn east (left) on 377 and travel 4 miles to Forest Road 202, turn south (right) on 202, the trailhead is 1.5 miles on the left with a graveled parking lot for 3-4 cars.

Gazetteer: Page 94, B-4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 26, C-3 (10th edition).

Marengo Overlook map

Notes: A rock outcrop along the trail, provides a spectacular view of the Marengo River Gorge (1,000 feet deep). There is excellent trout fishing in the Marengo River.

Phone: 715/634-4821 (US Forest Service).

Web site: North County National Scenic Trail

Hours: 24/7.

Nearest food & lodging: At Clam Lake, 10 miles southeast. The US Forest Service operates small campgrounds nearby at Beaver Lake (10 sites, 3 miles away) and Lake Three (8 sites, 6 miles away).