Linking people with nature by footpath along Lake Superior's North Shore.
2013 SHTA GUIDED HIKE PROGRAM: The 2013 SHTA Guided Hike Program offers hikes throughout the year on different sections of trail, Join a guided hike, experience different sections of the trail, and meet others who enjoy the sport of hiking!
All SHTA hikes begin at 10:00 a.m. rain or shine. All hikes are free of charge and open to the public. Each hike is led by a member of the Superior Hiking Trail Association and many include an orientation and briefing by an area naturalist. Wear sturdy boots or hiking shoes, bring lunch, beverages and insect repellant. *** The meeting place is always the end point of the hike. We use a group car shuttle to do the hike. All of the hikers get into half of the cars and those cars go to the starting point of the hike and everyone does the hike. Then at the end of the hike, those with cars at the end point give people with cars at the start point a ride back to their cars. Everyone always drives their own car. It might sound complicated but this system works well! ***
The list of hikes is below. You can print out the schedule as a pdf file by clicking the link at the bottom of the list.
February 16 Snowshoe Hike, 10:00, Cook Co Rd 45 to Sundling Creek Spur Trail on Bally Creek Road
5.5 miles. Hike through forests along the quiet Cascade River, then on a ridge overlooking Sundling Creek Valley. Meet at the Sundling Creek Spur Trail parking lot on Bally Creek Rd. At Hwy 61 milepost 101.7, turn left (north) on Cook Co Rd 7 and go 4.3 miles. Turn left on Co Rd 48 and go 0.3 miles to intersection. Turn left on Forest Rd 158 (Bally Creek Road) and go 1.9 miles to second trailhead parking lot on this road (not the first one!)
March 9 Snowshoe Hike, 10:00, Lake County Demonstration Forest
3 miles or 6 miles. This hike through scenic forest will be 3 miles on snowshoe if snow or 6 miles if no snow. Enjoy a variety of forests and interpretive posts about the early logging and railroad days of this area. Meet at the Demonstration Forest Trailhead parking lot. At Hwy 61 milepost 26.0 in Two Harbors, turn north (inland) on Hwy. 2 and go 3.0 miles. Turn left on Hwy. 12 and go 2.5 miles. Turn right on Holm Rd and go 0.5 miles. Turn left on Drummond Grade (Co. Rd. 113) and go 2.5 miles to parking lot on right.
May 11 Spring Hike, 10:00, Cook Co Rd 1 to Temperance River Wayside
[8.0 miles.] Climb to Tower Overlook, then several miles along roaring Cross River. Descend the steep ridge into the Temperance River Valley and follow the river downstream to the wayside parking lot. Meet at the Temperance River Wayside Hwy. 61 milepost 80.3 on left.
June 1 and 2 National Trails Day Hikes -- Celebrate the opening of the last two sections of trail!
Saturday, June 1, 10:00, Lismore Road to Martin Road
6.9 miles. Opening celebration and ribbon cutting. Then hike through early summer forests with the scenic Lester River and occasional ponds. Trail may be seasonally wet. Meet at Martin Rd. parking lot. From I-35, take the 21st Ave. East Exit #258. Turn left on 21st Ave. E. and go 0.7 miles up the hill. Turn right on Woodland Ave. and go 1.2 miles. Turn right on Snively Rd. and go 1.0 miles to intersection with Jean Duluth Rd. Continue straight on Jean Duluth Rd. and go 1.9 miles. Turn left on Martin Rd. and go 1.2 miles to trailhead parking lot on left
Sunday, June 2, 10:00, Lismore Road to Normanna Road
6.9 miles. Hike through early summer forests dotted with white pine trees. Trail may be seasonally wet. Meet at the Normanna Rd. trailhead parking lot. At Hwy. 61 milepost 7.9, turn north (left) on Lakewood Rd. and go 7.5 miles to Pioneer Road . Turn west (left) and go 1.5 miles to French River Rd. Turn north (right) and go 1.0 miles to intersection of French River Rd. and Normanna Rd. Continue straight ahead into parking lot.
July 13, 10:00, Temperance River Wayside to Britton Peak
4.8 miles. Follow the Temperance River, climb through birch forests to Carlton Peak, then descend gradually to the Britton Peak parking lot. Meet at the Britton Peak trailhead parking lot. At Hwy. 61 milepost 82.8, turn north (inland) on Cook Co Rd 2 (Sawbill Trail) and go 2.7 miles to parking lot on right.
August 17, 10:00, Skyline Parkway at Highland/Getchell to Twin Ponds/Enger Park
7.4 miles. Climb along scenic Keene Creek, then on long stretches of ridgeline overlooking Lake Superior and through some Duluth parks. Meet at the Enger Park Twin Ponds trailhead parking lot. From I-35, take Piedmont Ave/Hwy 53 Exit #255A, go uphill 1.5 miles, turn left at stoplight onto Piedmont Ave, take first left onto N 24th Ave W, take next left onto Skyline Parkway and go 1.5 miles to Twin Ponds parking lot.
Fall Weekend -- Hiking on the Northern Sections of Trail
September 21, 10:00, Jackson Lake Road to Otter Lake Road
8.7 miles. The trail reaches its highest elevation of 1,829 feet on this section. It includes a scenic old growth maple forest and overlooks of Jackson Lake and Swamp River valley. Some steep ascents and descents. Meet at the Otter Lake Rd trailhead parking lot. At Hwy 61 milepost 128.9, turn north on Arrowhead Trail and go 4.5 miles to Jackson Lake Road. Turn right on Jackson Lake Rd and go 8.4 miles. At T-stop, turn left on Otter Lake Rd and go 2 miles to trailhead parking lot.
September 22, 10:00, Jackson Lake Road to Arrowhead Trail
5.1 miles. The trail descends creek valleys and climbs rocky ridges with great views of Lake Superior and Isle Royale. Meet at the trailhead parking lot on Arrowhead Trail (Co Rd 16). At Hwy 61 milepost 128.9 turn north on Arrowhead Trail and go 3.3 miles to parking lot on right.
September 28, Fall Color Hike, 10:00, Lutsen Mountains Recreation Area to Oberg Mountain
7.0 miles. This hike has gorgeous fall colors with steep ascents and descents up and down Mystery and Moose Mountains with nice overlooks. Meet at the Oberg Mtn. trailhead parking lot. At Hwy. 61 milepost 87.5, turn north (inland) on Forest Rd. 336 (Onion River Rd) and go 2.2 miles to parking lot.
October 5, 10:00, Rossini Road to Fox Farm Road
6.4 miles. Hike through forests of aspen and pine, a series of beaver ponds, and the lovely West Branch of the Knife River. Meet at Fox Farm Road trailhead parking lot. From Hwy. 61 milepost 14.9, turn north (inland) on Homestead Rd. (Co. Rd. 42) and go 5.75 miles. Turn left (west) on West Knife River Rd. and go 0.5 miles. Turn right (north) on App Rd. and go 1.5 miles to intersection with Two Harbors Rd on right. App Rd. changes to Fox Farm Rd. at this intersection. Continue straight (north) on Fox Farm Rd. 0.9 miles to trailhead parking lot on left.
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