The Escarpment Trail is an easy hike along a ridge. Part of the trail is in the woods; most of it is in the open, with views of Lake of the Clouds and the surrounding area, including the river heading from Lake of the Clouds to Lake Superior. We hiked it on September 9 and while we were not alone, it was not crowded. We saw a group of four guys dressed alike. Well, at least the same pants. Slightly different shirts. And another couple. Then some more people when we got back closer to the overlook. The Lake of the Clouds overlook itself has great views if you don’t want to hike.