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Day hiking during peak fall color

There are ample trailheads for this well maintained trail so it is easy to do segments as day... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Patricia B
Tucson, Arizona
Beautiful but muddy

Loved the trail across from the split rock bridge. It was a joy to see the changing leaves but it... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Chaska, Minnesota
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Over 200 miles of trails from Duluth, Minn., to Canada.
731 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616-4502
+1 218-834-2700
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

There are ample trailheads for this well maintained trail so it is easy to do segments as day hikes. There are great views, especially in late September when the colors change. None of the segments were too difficult. The only drawback is the popularity of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patricia B
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Loved the trail across from the split rock bridge. It was a joy to see the changing leaves but it was very muddy because of the rain. Be careful, it is a minimally maintained trail.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RVWannabe1
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We hiked a small portion of this long trail. It had it’s challenges. It has nicely recovered from the 2012 flood. The portion of the trail we were on was well maintained.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ML1731
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We have hiked several times on the trail and at the different parks. The waterfalls and forests are beautiful. Come out and enjoy nature and the beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SunnyInMN
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We are fortunate enough to have the Superior hiking trail right off our doorstep. It’s highly recommended! Please follow the rules on the signs for parking, that is a must.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AprilR74
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I embarked on a 4 day, 3 night backpacking trip from Oberg mountain parking lot to caribou falls. We are new to backpacking and packed too much food making our packs very heavy. With recent rain much of the early trails were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

We had a classic SHT hike, up and down the Cascade. The book describes the hike perfectly. Tough at times, for sure. Great views of course! The office in Two Harbors has all the information on this amazing trail system!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carol H
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We were out hiking for the day. We parked at the Sonju Lake Road parking lot (bugs bad here as there’s lots of tall grass) and started hiking towards Sonju Lake. The trail was well maintained but we did run into several muddy spots along...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Aspenluver
Reviewed October 26, 2017

This was our second trip to the SHT. We plan to keep coming back. Started at the Findland Rec Center and stayed at the Egge Lake camp site for a couple of nights. MEA weekend - so lots of people on the trail. We had...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MinniHack55
Reviewed October 15, 2017

There are many trailheads to start from. We chost one at Tettegouchie State Park. The trails are adequately marked and mostly moderate. The scenery and views are remakable. Be sure to take a trip to some of the out shoots from the trail for some...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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February 22, 2017|
Response from Thomas L | Reviewed this property |
The trail parallels Highway 61 which is the primary travel corridor along the lake and has many hotels, motels, B&B's along the way. If planned properly, it is possible to hike from location to location. The farther north... More
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Response from Shelly S | Reviewed this property |
You will find a lot of sections of the Superior Hiking Trail that are quiet and peaceful..enjoy.