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Overnight Parking in State Parks

Thanks to the Superior Shuttle staff of 2016 for compiling this information! If you are planning to park overnight at one of the state parks along the Superior Hiking Trail, this information will help you plan. You must have a State Park Permit (daily/yearly fee) AND also have the vehicle registered (no charge) to park […]

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Backpack Trip – Pincushion Mountain to Cascade River State Park

Summary: Backpack from Pincushion Mountain near Grand Marais to beautiful Cascade River State Park. Hike through a large red pine forest and enjoy views of Eagle Mountain before veering onto the west side of the Cascade River loop and paralleling the river. Distance: 17.7 miles Timeframe: 2 nights, 3 days Day 1: Pincushion Mountain Trailhead […]

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Backpack Trip – Otter Lake Road to Judge Magney State Park

Summary: Backpack this very remote section of the trail from Otter Lake Road to Judge Magney State Park. Enjoy great views and the highest point on the entire trail (although not at the same time). Walk through prime moose habitat and see Devil’s Kettle Falls. Due to the remoteness of this section, it is not […]

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Backpack Trip – Crosby-Manitou State Park to Britton Peak

Summary: Backpack from Crosby-Manitou State Park to Britton Peak Trailhead in 4 days, 3 nights. Your trek begins on a rugged section of the SHT following the Manitou River valley. Descend into the beautiful Caribou River gorge and enjoy the unique bog vegetation of the Alfred’s Pond area. Finish with the  historic Cross and Temperance […]

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Backpack Trip – Judge Magney State Park to Pincushion

Summary: Backpack 24.6 miles from Judge C.R. Magney State Park to Pincushion Mountain in 4 days, 3 nights. Begin your trip with the only part of the trail that is directly on the Lake Superior shoreline, follow several classic North Shore river gorges, including the Kadunce and Devil Track Rivers. End your trip with the […]

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