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Old 09-26-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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Did you know that about 42 miles of the Superior Hiking Trail runs through the city of Duluth> This is a trail that passes through some of the highest parts of terrain that is in Minnesota.

The trail has probably some of the very best overlooks, and vast views, especially in the fall with the fall colors.

Have you hiked on some of the sections of this trail? In winter it is fantastic for snowshoeing. There are many waterfalls to be seen. In some places you can see for many many miles in the distance. There are places to camp along the trail. You would see wildlife most likely such as deer, many birds, perhaps a fox, bear, or maybe even a wolf.

How many miles of this trail have you hiked do you think/ perhaps more than 10, maybe 40 miles, or even perhaps it's entire length, section by section?

Do you have a favorite section of the trail that you return to often> A fantastic day hike to put on around 8-10 miles round trip, just some of the many best hiking places in Minnesota.
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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Did you know that the Superior Hiking Trail climbs it's way to the top of Elys Peak, which is just about the best rock climbing and the views from up there are spectacular. Especially now with the start of the fall colors.

Ely's Peak is well known for it's climbing areas, rock climbing, and the area has many trails which are quite remote. IF you wanted to and had the time for a day hike, suggested would be Up to Elys Peak, follow it through all the way to the dirt road witch is Skyline drive near Spirit Mountain.

At an area just south of Spirit Mountain on Skyline, there is a parking lot area known as Magney/Snively Trail - Duluth Trails and a good place to park for hiking in that area also. These hikes are with the terrain and make sure to bring some drinking water and some day snacks to keep up the energy.

There are many many views to be had between here and Becks Road.

Another really nice hike is park at the trailhead for the SHT, on Becks Road, and hike the SHT all the way toward Jay Cooke State Park. And then Back again. You will pass a good variety to hardwood, white pine stand that are quite large, several foot travel bridges over several streams.

The route will also take you on part of the Mission Creek Parkway, which you will cross several old rock bridges that used to carry cars many years ago. This length hike is a very solid day trip hike.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:20 PM
 
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I've only been on the parts of it that are in Duluth.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:20 AM
 
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Did you know that with the fall colors, an absolutely stunning section of the SHT can be found just north of Beaver Bay.
From this city, go just up a bit more to hwy 4 and until the main parking area for the trail. Take the trail section back toward the city, and a awesome loop hike can be had for a day trip.

The loop section is the Fault Line Ridge and follows a massive ridge/ cliff area once at the top for maybe around 1.5 - 2 miles. The views from up here are incredible, be sure to bring your camera. Lots of Red Pine and Spruce trees at the top section.

You will be able to see out and across the Beaver Bay River Valley for breath taking views, with a loop hike of about 9 miles back to the hwy 4 parking area, the trail is follows the top section and then on the return back drops down a little into lots of birch and aspen, and the top section will follow massive steep cliffs, with the valley way down below and the distance of view way beyond that, listen once at the top section and you may be able to here Glen Avon Falls, with the leaves down you can see them also.

There are a elevation gain at the top of about 1200 feet. You will pass near or through a group site which is neat to check out along the way.

Wear hiking boots. An outstanding day hike of beautiful full views. This section of loop could be rated as moderate or higher with the climbing involved, and the terrain in the area.

http://shta.org/trail-section/two-ha...to-silver-bay/

Click on the Split Rock River to Beaver Bay, the loop section mentioned above is at the top of the map at Hwy 4 just north of Beaver Bay. You can see the loop there.

Then click on the map of that section for a closer view.

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