Hike to Shovel Point at Tettagouche State Park

Tettagouche State Park Visitor's Center - Search Nearby - Added by Joe Whitson

Shovel Point is the signature hike in one of the best park on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Enjoy towering cliffs, rocky beaches, gnarled cedars, and of course the power of the lake itself.

An easy hour along the North Shore Scenic Byway from Duluth, Tettagouche State Park is a rugged, 10,000 acre park on Lake Superior. Although the interior of the park offers miles of trails to waterfalls and mountain tops, the best way to see the coast is to take the easy hike to Shovel Point. Begin your hike behind the visitor's center following the signs for the Hiking Club trail. The trail heads east along shore with several overlooks along the way. These cliffs are a favorite place for rock climbers and hook ups are built into the rock for your convenience. The trail ends at a point jutting out into the water with great views of the lake and the surrounding terrain. Loop back through the woods.

If you're visiting in the winter, warm up next to the visitor's center's awesome central fireplace with some hot cocoa.

Distance

2 Miles RT

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Cloquet / Duluth KOA

Cloquet, Minnesota

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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