Hiking

Minnesota’s best hiking is found on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Here’s what we’ll help you find: eight beautiful state parks with Lake Superior shoreline, views, and waterfalls; the Superior National Forest, home to the BWCA; and the Superior Hiking Trail, consistently rated as one of the top 10 long-distance trails in the country. This is the source for the North Shore trail descriptions, trailhead information, and hiking details that you need.


Hiking the North Shore

50 fabulous day hikes in Minnesota's spectacular Lake Superior region

Minnesota has the greatest lake, the wildest woods, and superior trails. We'll guide you to breathtaking vistas, the best fall colors, and quintessential North Shore experiences.… read more


Posts from Hiking

Hiking the SHT’s Silver Creek near Two Harbors
November 4, 2014 by Andrew Slade

Hiking the SHT’s Silver Creek near Two Harbors

It took me eleven separate days and two full hiking seasons, but I finally finished my hiking challenge: hike 66 miles from my front door in Duluth to Two Harbors on the Superior Hiking Trail. … read more


New Trail Center at Bear Head State Park
October 14, 2014 by Andrew Slade

New Trail Center at Bear Head State Park

Nestled in a forest near the beach on scenic and wild Bear Head Lake, the new building is bright and welcoming. Running water, an indoor fireplace and comfort are available before and after your adventures. … read more


The amazing Mount Josephine trail
September 3, 2014 by Andrew Slade

The amazing Mount Josephine trail

I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite trails in order to update trail information in my guidebook. Here’s a sneak preview of one of the most dramatic trail views on the North Shore. … read more


There will be wildflowers
May 19, 2014 by Andrew Slade

There will be wildflowers

It's fast and unpredictable: that fleeting stretch of season between snowmelt and leaf-out when early spring wildflowers will pop up and seize the sun, turning the forest floor into a carpet of flowers. … read more


Hike the lovely Dry Lake Trail in Ely
September 18, 2013 by Andrew Slade

Hike the lovely Dry Lake Trail in Ely

The 3-mile Dry Lake Trail just north of Ely packs lots scenery per mile and has the additional bonus of few hikers on the trail. It's a lovely and easy day hike. … read more


Duluth to Two Harbors part 4: Prindle to Lismore Road
July 26, 2013 by Andrew Slade

Duluth to Two Harbors part 4: Prindle to Lismore Road

I completed the fourth leg of my hike to Two Harbors. Daphne the poodle and my father, the two of them nearly inseparable the whole way, hiked with me from Prindle Road to Lismore Road on the Superior Hiking Trail. … read more