Jackson Lake Road to Otter Lake Road
Sep23

Jackson Lake Road to Otter Lake Road

Distance:  8.7 miles (14 km) one-way Difficulty: Difficult Location: Hovland, MN Click Here for Map This is the first actual ‘section’ of the Superior Hiking Trail that I have posted.  I recently hiked this section with a large group of people on one of the SHTA’s guided hikes. I enjoy taking part in these guided hikes once in a while.  It is different to hike with a large group and fun to meet some new hikers....

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Britton Peak
Aug26

Britton Peak

Round-trip: 800 m Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Tofte, Mn Click here for Google Map It only takes about ten minutes to hike up to the top of the steep hill, but it’s well worth the effort. From the top, you’ll enjoy a views of Lake Superior and Carleton Peak, as well as an aerial view of a canopy of  treetops. Britton Peak is easily accessible from County Road 61 in northern Minnesota, and requires less than 20 minutes of moderately...

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Silver Bay Marina
Jul09

Silver Bay Marina

Round-trip: 1.5 km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Silver Bay, MN Click Here for Google Map This is a fun hike to a small island.  You will see a hidden beach and some beautiful cliffs –and of course some breathtaking views of Lake Superior.  This is a very photographic location.  This hike is rated difficult due to the steep climb to get onto the island as well as the walk through the large boulders of the break-wall. The back...

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Black Beach
May07

Black Beach

Roundtrip:  4 km Difficulty:  Easy Location:  Silver Bay, MN Click Here for Google Map Black Beach seems like a secret place.  It is located below Silver Bay, MN  on the city access road and there are actually 3 beaches here.  I’m sure it is a very popular spot for locals, but to a tourist it seems like a hidden gem. The beach sand is black and and very soft.  It is located in a small cove that I hear is a good spot for swimming...

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Shovel Point
Apr23

Shovel Point

Roundtrip: 2km Difficulty: Easy Location: Silver Bay, MN Click Here for Google Map. Even though this trail is only 2 km long, you will be surprised how long it takes you to complete it.  Not because it is difficult hiking –but because of all the stopping you’ll be doing to enjoy the views! Tettegouche State Park is a Minnesota state park on the north shore of Lake Superior 150 km south of the Pigeon River border crossing...

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Sweetheart’s Bluff

Roundtrip: 2 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Grand Marais, MN Click here for Google Map The Sweethearts’ Bluff Nature Area is located right in the town of Grand Marais. The trail starts at the far west end of the city campground at the bottom of the sliding hill. The hike is about 2km round trip.  There are picnic shelters and benches along the way with views of the harbour and lake superior shoreline. There are three main trail...

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