Monday, July 11, 2016

Great trails found in Split Rock state park stretch of Minnesota's beautiful North Shore

Split Rock Lighthouse, see from the Little Two
Harbors Trail.
With Split Rock Lighthouse State Park tucked between Lake Superior and the high bluffs overlooking the Great Lake, the majority of day hiking trails follow the narrow strip that Minn. Hwy. 61 slices through. The land jutting into the lake and the Superior Hiking Trail traversing the bluffs and valleys cutting into them offer plenty of diverse hiking opportunities, from beaches and vistas to small waterfalls and placid rivers. The best way to locate the trails is to think of how they can be reached from Hwy. 61 as either heading northeast from Gooseberry Falls State Park or southwest from Tettegouche State Park.

Three great hiking trails between Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock state parks include:
Gitchi-Gami State Trail – Twin Points segments
Iona’s Beach Trail
Superior Hiking Trail, Blueberry Hill Road to Split Rock River Valley segment

Three fascinating day hikes in Split Rock state park are:
Split Rock River Trail
Little Two Harbors Trail
Split Rock Lightstation Trail

Three solid hiking trails between Split and Tettegouche state parks include:
Superior Hiking Trail, Beaver Bay to Cove Point segment
Gitchi-Gami Trail, Split Rock to Silver Bay segments
Palisade Head Trail

Learn about nearby hiking trails in Day Hiking Trails of Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.