Palisade Head by Erik
W. L. Anderson
Considered one of the best hiking trails in the country,
the Superior Hiking Trail is truly that... Superior. Backpacker
Magazine named the Superior Hiking Trail the trail with the
"Best Trail/Camp/Shelter conditions", the trail with the
"Best Signage" in the country and one of the most scenic
trails in the nation (12/2000). The trail
begins in Lake County and extends along the great Lake Superior through seven
state parks. Enjoy breathtaking views of boreal forests, Sawtooth
Mountains, babbling brooks, rushing waterfalls, and abundant wildlife.
The trail is readily accessible along its 200+ mile
journey, with access points from Highway 61 every five to ten
If your group does not have two vehicles, there is a shuttle
Camping is available at designated sites and at the
state parks. Lodge to lodge hiking is also available.
In March 2009, a
bill was introduced
to reroute the North Country Trail to include the
Border Route Trail,
Superior Hiking Trail.