Top Snowshoeing in Minnesota

Superior Hiking Trail

Modeled after the famous Appalachian Trail, the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) is a footpath-only trail that parallels the shoreline of Lake Superior from Two Harbors, Minnesota, to the Canadian border. If the SHT existed anywhere else it would be pretty great, but throw in the world's largest freshwater lake and you've really got something special. This excellent hiking trail isn't just a spring-through-fall phenomenon — snowshoers can enjoy every last inch of the trail in winter. Winding above the ridgeline of Lake Superior for more than 200 miles, the trail offers great views, rugged terrain, and numerous options for trips. The SHT passes through seven state parks, giving trekkers flexibility and providing options for camping and drinking water. Camping is also possible along the trail, with sites every five to eight miles. More information can be found at the Superior Hiking Trail Association's Web site.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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