For the Hiking Experience of a Lifetime Take the Superior Hiking Trail

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If you are an avid hiker you should know about one of the most scenic trails in the United States; the Superior Hiking Trail. These trails have been labeled as having the ?Best Signage,? and Backpacker Magazine voted them ?Best Trail/Camp/Shelter conditions.?

If this hasn?t sparked your interest yet, maybe knowing you will travel through seven State Parks, and take in the awe inspiring views of the Sawtooth Mountains, boreal forests, cascading waterfalls along with babbling brooks and a rich variety of wildlife, can interest you in what the Superior Hiking Trail has to offer.

Facts about the Superior Hiking Trail

Northeastern Minnesota is home to the Superior Hiking Trail. It is approximately 235 miles in distance and traverses the rocky ridges that perch above Lake Superior. Located within Superior National Forest, it encompasses land that is both private and public and is maintained by private enterprise.

The highest point on the Superior Hiking Trail is said to be 1750 feet above sea level, and at its lowest point at Lake Superior, it is just 602 feet above sea level. You can hike the Superior Hiking Trail anytime during the season which runs from late spring into early fall. Hazards to watch out for are black bears and severe weather. The trails on Superior Hiking Trail are labeled as moderate, so it should be an easy hike for the whole family.

What You Can Expect to Find

Accommodations along Superior Hiking Trail range from wilderness camping to staying in quaint and charming Bed and Breakfasts and Inns along the way. You can also utilize the Lodge to Lodge system which enables you to hike by day and stay in the State Lodge facilities during the evenings. You can travel through Cascade River State Park, Tettegouche State Park, George Crosby Manitou State Park, Temperance River State Park, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park or Judge C.R. Magney State Park. Each one will offer different trail adventures so it is up to you to choose the best route.

You can become a member of the Superior Hiking Trail Association. This is the organization that created the trails, and maintains them using volunteers from within the organization. You can find out how you can become a member or contact them for more information about Superior Hiking Trail maps, detail sheets of trails, a recommended guide book as well as a catalog that is full of fun and clever merchandise that advertises the magnificent Superior Hiking Trail.

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