Hike to the Superior Hiking Trail's Section 13

Minnesota Superior Hiking Trail to Section 13

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking, Rock Climbing

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    2 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    450 Feet

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).

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Camera (if desired)
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This is probably one of my favorite north shore hikes! Bring a lunch and have a picnic at the top!

10 months ago
10 months ago

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.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Thanks for posting this. Can't wait to check it out next summer.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

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Minnesotan in New Hampshire | Grad student at UNH | Instagram: @allisonherreid

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