A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail Guide Book

by Ron Morton and Judy Gibbs (RockFlower Press)
A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail  by Ron Morton and Judy Gibbs

333pp/maps
ISBN: 0978599802

A Walking Guide To The Superior Hiking Trail: Natural History, Scenery, and Other Trail Features is intended for anyone who sets foot on the trail. It details the natural history, scenic vistas, trail conditions, and interesting historical places seen and/or encountered along the more than 200 miles of the Superior Hiking Trail. The book divides the hiking trail into 32 individual walks and highlights each walk with numerous, easily recognizable waypoints that mark interesting or unusual geological, botanical, scenic, historical or geographic features. Between waypoints detailed accounts of trail conditions, topographic changes, and the natural history of the landscape are given.

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Trails from the "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 32.
... Preview: A challenging trail that abounds with interesting rocks, flowers, old-growth trees, and scenic views along with a dash or two of history. In many places the walking path follows along the edge of high ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Silver Bay, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: This is a great walk because of Alfred’s pond and the floating bog with its large variety of plant life. Add to this the spectacular debris flow on the Caribou River, Caribou Falls, the mining pit, ki ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Tofte, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Judy and I agree this particular hike, on one of the newer sections of the hiking trail, after half-dome (especially pretty in the fall), is mostly one of long strolls through either a forest of maple ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Grand Marais, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: The long walk across a real floating bog with all its interesting and unusual plants, the exciting dam crossing, beautiful red pine forest, Jack Pine Ridge, and views from Maple Hill over looking Gran ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Grand Marais, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: A long walk with challenging sections and lots of up and down but overall a great hike. There are Bean and Bear lakes nestled between high diabase ridges, Mt. Trudee, High Falls, the Paul Bunyan Pine ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Silver Bay, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: The walking path takes you through one of the more developed sections of the North Shore. Despite the near-constant presence of taconite operations, highways, and towns, this section offers dramatic v ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Silver Bay, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: An easy walk with great views from the long section of trail that follows the top of Bread Loaf Hill (lots of blueberries here). There is also Nelson’s Creek and the new beaver activity, Split Rock C ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Two Harbors, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Britton Peak, Cedar Overlook, and the lovely, ever-changing maple forest (nice fall walk) are certainly the highlights of this easy walk. Early morning, a muffled silence surrounds us as fog quilts th ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Tofte, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: Wow, what a great, walk! Carlton Peak and Ted Tofte overlook (be here at the height of fall color and you have the best viewing seat on the entire hiking trail) are both great, high places with specta ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Tofte, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: This is a grand loop hike although at 7.8 miles it is fairly long. If you don’t mind the distance there is a ton to see from sandstones, thomsonite, deltas, and pahoehoe lavas to white pine, yellow bi ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Lutsen, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: I found Tom’s Road fascinating with the white pines, active beaver, Rove Formation, and the monzonite; I also liked the rock monster and the beaver runways along Carlson Creek. Judy thinks Carlson Pon ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Grand Marais, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: Overall this is an easy walk with lots of nice views from ridges and overlooks, along with interesting wild flowers and rocks to see and explore. Driving down the road to the Cove Point Lodge I wonder ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Silver Bay, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: Start off with a nice walk through a maple and yellow birch dominated forest followed by stunning views out over Lake Superior. Then comes Fredenberg Creek and Booney Meadow with wildflowers and grass ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Tofte, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.9
... Preview: Great start to the trail and a good choice for a day walk. There are nice views from pine covered ridge tops, a walk through an old growth forest with lots of wild flowers, spectacular Crow Creek and ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Two Harbors, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: The Brule River, with slumps, meanders, oxbows, waterfalls, and the Devil’s Kettle, along with Picnic Rocks I and II, and the Flute Reed River are the high points of this nice walk; long road section ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Grand Marais, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: sections through nice mixed hardwood forests with groves of large cedar trees; wildflowers abound (this depends on time of year). Egge Lake, with dam and creek, are interesting, and Sonju Lake, with t ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Silver Bay, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.1
... Preview: This is an absolutely great hike; it has a bit of everything––cliffs, canyons, bogs, giant glacial erratics, orchids and more orchids, beautiful old forest, interesting geology, wildflowers, large tre ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Silver Bay, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.3
... Preview: The river is the main focus of this pleasant walk with over 2 miles of meanders, slumps, ox-bows, gravel beaches and bars (with nice agates), waterfalls, and potholes. See how the river changes as you ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Two Harbors, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: Judy and I agree that Hellacious Overlook, the moose, and Little Siberia are the main features of this nice walk. Also look for moss-covered rocks and lichen on the trees. It’s a cold blustery day on ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Grand Marais, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: Not a bad final walk. Andy Creek and the Andy Creek campsite, mature maple forest, highest point on the hiking trail (though sadly no view), wildflowers, bumble bee corner and Jackson Creek were some ... From the guidebook "A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail"
Grand Marais, MN - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2

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