Hike to Fantasia Overlook

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  • Activities:

    Photography, Hiking, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    3 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    170 Feet

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

This is a short hike along the Superior Hiking Trail to Fantasia Overlook--a .5 mile spur trail with breathtaking views of Lake Superior and a beaver pond.  

Getting to the trailhead:

From Hwy. 61, turn left onto Hwy. 1 (at milepost 59.3) and travel 0.8 miles to the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) parking lot on the left side of the road (very easy to miss!). 

The Hike:

Once you get to the parking lot, cross Hwy. 1 and walk up the road to meet the SHT that continues on the right side of the highway. From here hike a mile to the spur trail to Fantasia Overlook. As you near the spur trail, you will gain elevation more quickly as you reach the ridgeline. Take the left to continue on the 0.5 mile spur trail. The Fantasia Overlook trail provides hikers with spectacular views of Palisade Head, Silver Bay, Mt. Trudee, and Lake Superior. As you reach the end of the spur trail, vertical cliffs and a beaver pond come into view (a great place to stop for photography and a snack). After taking in the views, you can head back the way you came to get back to your car, or after returning back to the main SHT you can continue traveling north. 

For more guidance and information about the Superior Hiking Trail I would recommend checking out their website (www.shta.org) or purchasing their guide book or trail maps. 

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