St Louis River-Skibo Mill to Aurora

Aurora, Minnesota 55602

St Louis River-Skibo Mill to Aurora

St. Louis River-Skibo Mill to Aurora Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"At high water, the uppermost stretch of the St. Louis River provides a wild ride and real wilderness experience. At anything less than high water, it makes a really terrible hike down long stretches of boulders.

Like much of northern Minnesota, the upper St. Louis basin is flat and underpinned by rock. So the upper St. Louis spends much of its time going nowhere at a leisurely pace. But when it decides to go, it goes in a hurry. You’ll have to dodge boulders while riding long chains of waves. Near the takeout south of Aurora, the character of the river changes abruptly. It enters a flat plain and meanders slowly."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Skill Level
2 days
Class I-II
Additional Use
Superior National Forest (; Laurentian Ranger District: (218) 229-8800
Local Contacts
MDNR Upper St. Louis River State Water Trail Guide:; DeLorme: Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 76 D1–D5
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018