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Superior Hiking Trail

731 Seventh Ave., Two Harbors, MN 55616-4502
+1 218-834-2700
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Old Hartley Road to Root Canal

Great mini-hike with my dog on the SHT through Hartley Nature Center. Thrilled to see the new... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Paula T
Duluth, Minnesota
via mobile
Carlton Peak trail starting from Temperance River

Did the section ending Carlton Peak trail starting from Temperance River. Took our time to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
George H
United States
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Over 200 miles of trails from Duluth, Minn., to Canada.
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731 Seventh Ave., Two Harbors, MN 55616-4502
+1 218-834-2700
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Great mini-hike with my dog on the SHT through Hartley Nature Center. Thrilled to see the new Boardwalk from Hartley Rd a Trail to Root Canal, crossing the creek. Great way to spend the 4th of July!

Thank Paula T
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Did the section ending Carlton Peak trail starting from Temperance River. Took our time to enjoy the many waterfalls in the first half mile, from about mile one to three basically trail through heavily wooded area, final steep hike to the top gave a wonderful...More

1  Thank George H
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This 300+ mile trail includes some fabulous scenery along the North Shore. It's pretty ambitious to bite off the entire trail, but easy to take in short segments of it as you have the time and opportunity. Note that some parts of the trail are...More

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We've hiked the shorter trails within the trail system - Oberg Mountain and Cascade River (our favorite), but we plan to hike more in a couple of weeks. It never gets old and is the best hiking in the state!

1  Thank Kristine D
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This was my first hiking trip. I'm in the military and very self sufficient and prepared for these kind of trips, but I have to say this trail took me by surprise. It has amazing trails and views. BUT...The trail was so washed out from...More

Thank kingklick1
Reviewed 12 June 2016

What a fantastic idea - a 300 mile hiking trail from Canada to Duluth MN that is kept up with volunteers and donations. We've hiked several sections of it and it ranges from well maintained wide paths that are well marked to mud and grass...More

Thank Wander-Fit-Trip
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I hiked a couple of sections of the SHT near Two Harbors today. Both offered the varied terrain typical along the North Shore, with a fair amount of hill climbing. The payoff was the beautiful scenery and views of Lake Superior. The parts of the...More

1  Thank Jane L
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Have only done short day hikes on the SHT. The first was near Cascade River where it follows the high ridge through a fern forest. The second was today following the Gooseberry River for a while. Both were wonderful trails.

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The Superior Hiking Trail (also called the SHT) is a 310 mile trail that starts just south of Jay Cook State Park near Carlton, MN and ends near the Canadian border. This trail generally follows the ridgeline along Lake Superior on Minnesota’s North Shore. There...More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The entire Trail is just under 300 miles long, but there are many easily accessible short trails within the system that are amazing. I've only been on a few of the more popular ones—Oberg Mountain (technically a spur trail), Carlton Peak, Split Rock River, Baptism...More

Thank Sharon B
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22 February 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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5 June 2016|
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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.