Backpacker magazine rated the Superior Hiking Trail as one of the ten best in the Nation.
The Superior Hiking trail is a 210-mile long-distance hiking trail following the rocky ridgeline above Lake Superior on Minnesota's north shore. The trail connects sevens state parks, two state forests, county-owned lands, and the Superior National Forest. Featuring cascading rivers, backcountry lakes, and glorious maple and spruce-fir forests, the trail follows the spine of the old Sawtooth Mountains.
The trail would not be a reality without the dedicated young men and women of the Minnesota Conservation Corps (MCC), who have worked on the trail since 1992. With $30,000 RTP funds for development, and $166,500 RTP funds for maintenance over several years, the MCC has completed trail planning and layout, construction of tread, bridges, and boardwalk, and continued with repairing tread, brushing, and replacing bridges and boardwalk.
The MCC is currently constructing a 40-mile segment through Duluth. The MCC trail work provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities for young adults.
2021: Evans Creek ORV Area
2020: Monadnock Trail Improvement Project
2019: Lassen Peak Trail
2018: Pole Mountain Trails - Wyoming
2017: Arizona Conservation Corps Mogollon Rim Ancestral Lands Trail Crew - Arizona
2016: Rock Creek Park Bridge Project - District of Columbia
2016: Utah Conservation Corps Bike Crew - Utah
2015: Iowa DNR Americorps Trail Crew - Iowa
2014: Alaska Trails Mobile Tool Trailers
2013: Leicester Hollow Loop Trail - Vermont
2012: Mount Yale Trail Realignment - Colorado
2011: Anchorage Hillside Singletrack Trail System - Alaska
2010: Hyde Park Heritage Greenway - New York
2009: North Bend Lake Equestrian Trail - West Virginia
2007: Continental Divide Trail Alliance Youth Corps
2006: Swallow Falls Trails and Muddy Creek Falls Overlook - Maryland
2004: North Fork I and II Trail Projects - Oregon