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Superior Hiking Trail

731 Seventh Ave., Two Harbors, MN
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Walking
Description: Over 200 miles of trails from Duluth, Minn., to Canada.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This 5 mile hike has fabulous scenery and many waterfalls along the way. The trek has lots of up and down elevation and was challenging at times due to mud and slippery conditions from recent rains, but well worth the effort.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

After several years of hiking the Smoky Mountains I was pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem along Minnesota's North Shore. Took a 17 mile backpack trip from Beaver Bay to the mouth of the Baptism River in Tettagouche State Park. The terrain was challenging, beautiful and provided many panoramic views of Lake Superior. There were also many beautiful waterfalls along... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

There is not enough good that one can say about the Superior Hiking Trail. It is beautiful, rustic, challenging and rewarding. The woods, rivers, streams and views of Lake Superior are all terrific. The trail is very well kept, but it's still a hiking trail through very remote areas of northeastern Minnesota. That is, come prepared! And don't assume cell... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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105 reviews 105 reviews
80 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Just did a 4 day hike on the northern most 53 miles of the SHT. We started at the north end, at the Otter Lake trail head and hiked our way south. The spring of 2014 has been VERY wet and the Swamp River lived up to its name. It was really wet and soggy the first day! Followed moose... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Hiked a couple of sections of the trail. I was very impressed by how well marked the route is although the area around Elys Peak could do with refreshing. Absolutely beautiful and I felt far removed from the hussle and bustle of city life.

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Proctor, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've been on a few different legs of the trail and have really enjoyed getting away from the city. Some spots are pretty easy, but some can be very challenging. Bring a map and a GPS for peace of mind. We came across an area last week that branched off on four different paths. The first two we took were... More

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Cloquet, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My son and I backpacked a portion of the trail in 2011 from just north of Two Harbors to Gooseberry State Park. This trail is great. It is well maintained and easy to follow It has plenty of varying terrian to keep you on your toes. The camp sights are well organized and clean. Many are set up so that... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Hiked a portion around Gooseberry River and then did the 5 mile day hike around Split Rock River. Although it was misting most of the hike, the canopy kept me from getting too wet. The trail is very well marked and includes some great trail spurs, which are worth the extra steps. Awesome views of the river falls, the valley,... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Park at the wayside off Hwy 61 just south of Split Rock river (47.182137,-91.409115). Then take the "spur trail" (you will actually just be walking next to the highway) staying on the West shoulder of Hwy 61. Don't go shooting out of the parking lot up the hill unless you want a really cool but 5-mile long hike around the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We hiked several sections of the trail on different days. including Split Rock, Gooseberry Falls, Oberg Mountain, and Devils Track. All were excellent. I had no idea that hiking trails with views like this existed in the midwest. There are beautiful views everywhere and too many cascades and falls to count. Very quiet with few other hikers during midweek. Trails... More

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