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Hike of the Day: Superior Hiking Trail, MN

Hike past rushing creeks, numerous overlooks, and verdant hills on the Superior Hiking Trail, then bike back on the Munger Trail on this 14.4-mile loop near Duluth.

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Stash your bike at the Superior Hiking Trail’s Kingsbury Creek trailhead, and then start the hiking portion of this route at the Munger trailhead just west of Gary, MN. After a brief walk on the paved Munger Trail, head uphill into an oak and pine forest for an 8.5-mile hike along newer sections of the Superior Hiking Trail. The trail runs along a ridgeline for several miles with grand views of the St. Louis River and beyond before dipping down to follow Stewart, Knowlton, and Kingsbury creeks. At the Kingsbury Creek Trailhead, retrieve your bike, then zigzag .6 mile to the Munger Trail’s northern terminus on 75th Avenue. From here it’s a 5.9-mile ride through a corridor of hardwoods to return to the start.

See more maps and turn-by-turn GPS info provided by map contributor Steffan Fay at backpacker.com/hikes/51586.