This park is situated on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Perhaps best known for its historic lighthouse, this park offers numerous recreational opportunities. Visitors can cart-in their supplies to pristine campsites along Lake Superior. Scenic trails along the lake link up to the spectacular Superior Hiking Trail. Anglers cast their lines for lake trout, salmon, and brown trout. The rocky beach is perfect for skipping stones into Lake Superior.

This was a fantastic hike! The views of the river are gorgeous and ever changing - much like the landscape. I recommend doing the loop counterclockwise. The views of Lake Superior at the very end are a breathtaking bonus! The bridge at the river crossing is still out, BUT is very narrow at that point and we had an easy time crossing. This hike took about 4 hours...and my GPS read that it was more like 7.5 miles to do the loop. Well worth it!

The bridge is out indefinitely while the SHTA raises funds to build a new bridge. This is still true as of December 2017. Check for updates on

very muddy but fun! bridge fixed

A bit muddy in sections, but overall a great hike. the bridge is gone at the crossing, but we were able to pick our way across on the rocks down stream of the bridge site.

Nice little 5 mile hike with a view at the end!

Pretty cool trail that follows the split rock river for about 2 miles. I warn you that the bridge is out at the point where it crosses the split rock river. Our intentions were to take the loop around but our trip turned into an in and out due to the missing bridge. Cool hike none the less, wet in some spots but still worth the hike.

beautiful hike, many steep hills

Friday, April 29, 2016

Gorgeous terrain and could be viewed as a challenging hike for some. Allow the entire day to take in natures finest.

cross country skiing
Sunday, January 03, 2016

It was fun I followed the superior trail loop. The views were amazing and the weather was decent. I had intended on snowshoeing but the trail was pretty beaten down so I ended up walking.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Great views of Lake Superior and the Split Rock Lighthouse. The rocky shore is fun to explore and there are plenty of smooth rocks to skip.

scenic driving
Friday, May 30, 2014

Visited on April 12 and all of the trails still had a foot of snow on them. The lighthouse was gorgeous, as was Lake Superior!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gorgeous views of the lake and the story of Fred Bensen will fire anyone up!

Friday, July 01, 2011

The most amazing thing I have seen in Minnesota ... The view from the lake will blow your mind... I'd give it a ten but they only have five!!!!! The history, the scenery , the a

Monday, September 26, 2016

trail running
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Monday, November 30, 2015

Saturday, October 03, 2015

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