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.