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Outside names Superior Hiking Trail one of the 25 best hikes in the world

Apr 05, 2019 05:50AM ● By Editor
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From Boreal Community Media - April 5, 2019

In an article published last week by outdoor enthusiast magazine Outside, writer Stephanie Pearson highlights the Superior Hiking Trail as one of the 25 best hikes in the world.  
In describing her criteria to make the list, Pearson writes:  

"Amazing hikes must all check off a few boxes to earn that label. A sweeping vista or two is essential, some unique flora and fauna is almost par for the course, and mesmerizing geological features like waterfalls or ice fields certainly don’t hurt."

Read a short excerpt from her article describing the Superior Hiking Trail here.  

Superior Hiking Trail

Duluth, Minnesota, to the Canadian Border

Length: 310 miles one way

This steep, rocky, narrow trail runs from the Minnesota/Wisconsin border outside of Jay Cooke State Park, southwest of Duluth, clear to the Canadian border and is filled with constant and challenging elevation changes (total gain is 37,800 feet going north), shady pine and deciduous forests, and near constant water sources filtered from quiet lakes or rushing streams, many of which have multitiered waterfalls that crash toward Lake Superior. The trail intersects numerous roads along the way, making it easy to a reserve shuttle and mix up backcountry camping with a walleye dinner and a night in a high-thread-count bed at classic Lake Superior shoreline lodges like Lutsen Resort. Because the route is managed by a small non-profit which doesn't have the bandwidth to field questions from every potential hiker, your best bet for beta is to pick up the organization's comprehensive Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail.    

To read the original article and see all 25 of the "best hikes in the world", follow this link to the Outside magazine website.
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