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Superior Hiking Trail: Beaver Bay to Gooseberry Falls State Park

Wander through maple-birch-pine forest with pace-slowing views of the world’s largest freshwater lake.

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The Superior Hiking Trail stretches 286 miles from Duluth to Canada, following the state’s most beautiful lakeshore. But you don’t have to quit your job to see one of its finest chunks, this 16.5-mile section boasting tranquil forests, commanding ridgetop vistas, and an easy-plan shuttle.
Shuttle Superior Shuttle (218-834-5511; superiorhikingshuttle.com)

Gear up Trailfitters, 600 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN; (218) 722-6776; trailfittersduluth.com

Contact (218) 834-2700; shta.org

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 -Mapped by Steve Johnson

To Trailhead

Shuttle car: From Duluth, head north 40 miles on MN 61 to Gooseberry Falls State Park. Trailhead: Continue north 12 miles to Beaver Bay, then go west .5 mile on Lax Lake Rd. to trailhead parking.

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