Superior Hiking Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Superior Hiking Trail is a 3.6 mile out and back trail located near Duluth, Minnesota that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles
652 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



trail running




Superior Hiking Trail is 275-mile point to point footpath in Northeastern Minnesota that follows the ridgeline overlooking Lake Superior for most of its length. It starts in Duluth, MN and continues all the way to the Canadian border.

4 days ago

1 month ago

A classic to hike whenever I have a free afternoon. Haven't done the whole trail but have spent nights camping and doing day hikes. Fun for a local

2 months ago

Nice hike through the woods, with some views of Lake Superior. Several trails criss-cross over each other & run close together, so it's hard to stay on your intended trail. However, it's nice to have a bunch of trails so close together if you have time to wander around. We saw a recently-killed fawn carcass on the trail, so I wouldn't bring my dog. Trail looks heavily used by, and well suited for mountain biking.

3 months ago

5 months ago

I have hiked a number of sections on this trail. It is easily accessible, with numerous trail-heads with designated parking areas, and campsites every few miles, along it's entire 275 miles. The trail is well marked along a wide variety of terrain and environments. The landscape and scenic overlooks are magnificent. Whether for a day hike, or extended camping trip, this is an awesome trail to hop on any time of year.

9 months ago

10 months ago

trail running
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Beautiful views

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Live not even 5 minutes away from Elys Peak, great spot! Beautiful view! Also great for a tougher trail run!

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Heavenly views of the twin ports.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Elys peak stretch of LSHT has beautiful vista views and hilly. So green in the summer.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Amazon hike and views!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Spent 10 days backpacking this trail and had an amazing time! I consider it one of my best trips!

Friday, September 14, 2012