Split Rock River Loop
Linking people with nature by footpath along Lake Superior's North Shore.
This is one of the premier day hike loops on the SHT. The attractive trail gently ascends the west side of the river. Some washouts, steep banks, occasional overlooks make this section moderately challenging and interesting as it courses generally 50 feet above the river. The river cascades past cliffs and through clefts of sheer red rock walls draped with conifers. After crossing the bridge, the descending SHT affords some beautiful views of the river valley as a whole. When the SHT leaves the river it remains rather level until reaching a park shelter with a commanding overlook of Lake Superior and the river valley before a moderate descent along a spur to the highway about a 1/3 mile northeast of the bridge.
|Southwest Split Rock River||Regular||4||River||0.5 miles from footbridge, on west side of river.|
|Northwest Split Rock River||Regular||4||River||Right before foot bridge on west side of river. In a grove of cedar trees on a small hill.|
|Northeast Split Rock River||Multi Group||8||River||0.3 miles south of footbridge on east side of river. In a grove of large aspen trees.|
|Southeast Split Rock River||Regular||4||River||0.6 miles south of footbridge on east side of river. Across from stone pillars.|
- Occasional washouts on west side of river.
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