The Superior Hiking Trail Professional Review and Guide
"According to Backpacker magazine, Minnesota’s Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) ranks as one of the 10 best hiking trails in the country and one of the top 10 in the world—placing it in league with the Appalachian and John Muir trails. More than two-dozen rivers and streams penetrate these remote ridges of the Sawtooth Mountains, cutting through the bedrock on their journey to Lake Superior, forming spectacular waterfalls, steep canyons, and gorges.
Overlooks of Lake Superior and inland lakes are numerous and breathtaking. Stands of oak and maple cover the warmer high ridges and are ablaze with color in the fall. Boreal evergreens, birch, and aspen grow throughout the area; cedar and spruce swamps thrive in cool valleys; and scattered red and white pine are prominent features of the landscape. Wildlife is rich and varied, from timberwolves, black bear, white-tailed deer, and moose to ravens, gulls, eagles, owls, hawks, and warblers. Wildflowers lure the hiker with a burst of color and aroma in spring while summertime berries abound. Fall is the most popular time for visitors as the many high ridges and overlooks afford unmatched views."