The Grand Marais area (including the Gunflint Trail, Lutsen/Tofte/Schroeder) has more than 200 miles of trails stretching up and down Lake Superior's shoreline and into the back country along the Gunflint Trail.
You can also connect with Grand Portage's trails or the North Shore State Trail. The terrain is wooded and mountainous along the very old mountain range known as the Sawtooth Mountains. Following the Lake Superior shoreline gives exciting and dramatic changes in scenery and glimpses of the big lake.
The area averages 110 inches of snow each winter, with melt-outs as late as April. Trails are well-groomed 3-4 times a week.
The Grand Marais spur trail is a 6-mile long connecting trail from the town up to the North Shore Trail.
North Shore State Trail
Running from Duluth up to Grand Marais, the 153-mile trail includes forests and Lake Superior vistas.
- Trail maps for the North Shore State Trail
- Entry points for the snowmobiles along the North Shore State Trail
Grand Portage Trails
The Grand Portage Trail System is on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation and maintained by the Tribe. Several connections from the Cook County Trail System are possible.