Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Beaver Bay, Minnesota 55601

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The hike up the Split Rock River, one of the state’s most scenic, offers a water-carved gorge, a rigorous walk, waterfalls and rapids, quiet woods, and a marvelous view of Lake Superior--all in one hike. It takes you upriver along the west side of the beautiful, winding Split Rock River, crosses it, and returns down the east side.

Along the way, sights include the magnificent gorge the river has cut into pink rhyolite flows and many rapids and falls that fill the canyon with their soothing sounds.The splendor of this North Shore river is punctuated by the sound of a number of songbirds. Either before or following your hike, visit the Split Rock Lighthouse and learn about the unique history of this breathtaking site."

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Trip Reports

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7/2/2006
My husband and I were pretty ambitious when we ventured out on this trail. We love to hike but rarely get the chance to. By the time we were at the end of the trail we were exhausted. The trail itself is absolutely amazing it takes you through all sorts of terrain. It goes to the top of a cliff where you have a beautiful view of Lake Superior, through woods, by a water fall and shallow river (a great place to dip your sore feet). Even though we were sore and tired by the end of this hike I would defiantly recommend this trail. (pictures added)
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8/29/2005
This place is a gorgeous place to be out and about in, and it has historical significance as well. A great family or romantic place to stop by on a vacation.
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8/15/2002
Beautiful view of Lake Superior from top of cliff. Reminds me of the coasts of Maine.
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Trail Information

Beaver Bay
Nearby City
4.6
Distance
290 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
610 feet
Trailhead Elevation
900 feet
Top Elevation
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Two Harbors, MN; (218) 226-6377; www.dnr.state.mn.us; Department of Natural Resources, Information Center, St. Paul, MN; (651) 296-6157 or (888) 646-6367 (only in MN); www.dnr.state.mn.us; Minnesota Historical Society Web site: www.mnhs.org; Superior Hiking Trail Association, Two Harbors, MN; (218) 834-2700; www.shta.org
Local Contacts
USGS Split Rock Point
Local Maps

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