This short steep climb leads you to an open ledge with fantastic views.

The parking area is easily located as there is a sign along the road. The first 1.5 miles of the trail is an easy hike over old woods roads and snowmobile trails to Good Luck Lake. Good Luck Lake features some great primitive camping sites.

You will find the foot trail up the mountain on your right. Several blue discs will mark the trail, this next 0.6 miles to the cliffs will be your climb. There are some large boulders you will walk around, take some time to explore. Shortly after you will see the cliffs, 500 feet of sheer granite. Once you reach the top you will meander through the dense forest until you reach the cliffs.

Looking down from the cliffs you will see Spectacle Lake. I suggest taking a side trip there upon descending Good Luck Mountain. Once you descend the 0.6 trail instead of returning to the trail head go the opposite direction for 1.3 miles. It is a flat walk to the beautiful Spectacle Lake. From there just retrace your steps back.

This is all part of the Ferris Lake Wilderness and features several trails through out the area.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Camera
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RT Distance 4.2 Miles
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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