Thru-Hiker's Guide to America
Excerpted from Thru Hiker's Guide to America by E. Schlimmer
PICK UP A PADDLE
Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area, near the SHTs northern terminus, is a legendary destination for canoeists and kayakers. After youve completed the Superior Hiking Trail give your boots a break and explore more of Minnesota by paddle.
Youll pass many waterfalls on your Superior Hiking Trail thru-hike, particularly in the Cascade River State Park. These falls are especially beautiful in spring. Hidden Falls and Secret Falls are highlights.
At 1,500 feet, Carlton Peak provides a 360-degree view that includes Lake Superior, Britton Peak, and Leveaux Mountain. Other rocky summits along the SHT provide excellent views, too.
IT'S SIMPLY GORGES
Youll visit Devil Track Canyon (the deepest canyon in Minnesota) just northeast of Grand Marais, and youll see the stunning Kadunce River Gorge on a far north section of trail. Just north of the Kadunce River Gorge, the SHT actually follows the shore of Lake Superior via the Lake Walk.
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