Hike to the Superior Hiking Trail's Section 13

Hike to the Superior Hiking Trail's Section 13

Superior Hiking Trail to Section 13

Distance

2 Miles

Elevation Gain

450 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking, Rock Climbing

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Allison Herreid

Easy Parking
Forest
Romantic
Scenic

Enjoy the scenic view of cliffs above the Sawmill Creek and Baptism River valleys. If you want to make this hike an overnight, there is a backpacking campsite nearby.

Getting there:
From Duluth, follow Highway 61 until you reach mile marker 65 -- shortly after this you will turn left on Lake County Road 6. Continue for just over 2 miles and the trailhead parking lot will be on your right. There is a sign with mileage to nearby backpacking campsites if you want to stay and explore some more.

The Hike
While the hike to the Section 13 cliffs is only one mile, the hike is pretty up and down until you get up to the cliffs with an elevation gain of 450 ft. It would be hard to do with small kids or older relatives. Once you reach the cliffs you are rewarded with panoramic views of the Sawmill Creek and Baptism River valleys.

For more guidance and information about the Superior Hiking Trail I would recommend checking out their website (www.shta.org).

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Reviews

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Overall rating: 

Great Color

Fall colors are just starting to pop. A little muddy currently but great short hike with some amazing overlooks!

Favorite Hike

This is probably one of my favorite north shore hikes! Bring a lunch and have a picnic at the top!

Great Overlooks

The overlooks from the campsites are awesome. But load up on water before starting your hike up the cliffs. There's no water source at the campsite.

Distance

2 Miles

Elevation Gain

450 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking, Rock Climbing

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Allison Herreid

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