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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

About the Superior Hiking Trail

Superior Hiking map thumbnail

I am going to use our travel days to tell you about the trails we will be hiking. Today is the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT). The map above is clickable to make it larger. On the thumbnail, the section of the SHT that we will be hiking is in red.

The Superior Hiking Trail was conceived in the 1980's as a footpath to follow the north shore of Lake Superior. It is a rugged and narrow trail for the most part, with tremendous vistas of both forest and Lake Superior. It has received several national awards, with various rankings in the top 20 trails in the US. Its total length is about 200 miles from Duluth to the Canadian Border.

There are still several small sections to be completed off road, but it is an amazing accomplishment. It is promoted and maintained largely by volunteers through the Superior Hiking Trail Association.

See The Blog Plan for the Arrowhead Hike
See Superior Hiking Trail Association


Jen said...

That is the only place in the world where I have never failed to see moose when hiking. It's absolutely beautiful and one of the main reasons I remain living in Minnesota and putting up with these awful winters. Have a great time.

Glynis Peters said...

Gosh that would wear me out! :) Have fun!

betchai said...

have fun and stay safe. wish i see and enjoy what you are enjoying now.

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