Monday, July 4, 2016

Photo album of Split Rock day hiking trails

Photo album of Split Rock Lighthouse State Park trails Located along Minnesota’s North Shore a little more than 45 miles northeast of Duluth, Split Rock state park is an outdoor recreational paradise, as well as a site of historical importance. Among Minnesota’s most visited state parks, it’s popular with hikers, campers and nature lovers of all stripes, garnering about 340,000 annual visitors.

Here are some photos of great day hiking trails you’ll find in Split Rock Lighthouse State Park:

Split Rock River Trail
A red rock gorge with waterfalls awaits day hikers on the Split Rock River Trail. The 4.4-miles round trip trail, due to the great scenery and ease of access, ranks also among the Superior Hiking Trail’s most popular segments.

Gitchi-Gami State Trail
Day hikers can get a good sense of what Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is all about via the Gitchi-Gami State Trail, the only route that runs from one end of the park to the other. Though primarily a bicycle trail, the paved Gitchi-Gami can be walked as well.

Little Two Harbors Trail
Great views of a famous lighthouse and of Lake Superior from a pebble beach await on the Little Two Harbors Trail. The 3.2-mile round trip trail ranks among the most popular at the state park.

Split Rock Lightstation Trail
Day hikers can explore one of the nation’s most famous lighthouses and enjoy impressive cliff top views of Lake Superior on the Split Rock Light Station Trail. The 0.8-mile trail is a collection of walking paths around the historic Split Rock lighthouse. Perched atop a 130-foot high solid rock cliff overlooking Lake Superior, Split Rock is among the most photographed lighthouses in the country.

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