Rocky overlooks, tranquil forests, rushing waterfalls, and countless critters on one of the best-marked trails in the country create the perfect day hike experience for guests of all ages and abilities.
The Superior Hiking Trail has been dubbed the “Appalachian Trail of the Midwest” by the Chicago Tribune and was listed on Backpacker Magazine’s “10 Prime Trails That Leave All Others in the Dust.”
The initial inspiration for the Superior Hiking Trail came from the Appalachian Trail out east as a way to showcase Minnesota’s North Shore. Construction began in segments back in the 80s and, as of now, hikers can enjoy a 313-mile continuous hike from Duluth to Canada. The unique geography and Lake Superior views have put this trail on many folks’ bucket list. And Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts’ guests are no exception — hiking is our most popular guest activity.
For those new to the area, new to hiking, or who simply enjoy the company of others, Bluefin Bay Resorts offers guided hiking excursions multiple times per day throughout the summer. The Oberg Mountain Loop, Carlton Peak, and Temperance River State Park are some of the most popular hikes right in our back yard. But our Bluefin Bay Activities Director has been busy adding new hikes and adventures for all skill levels to the weekly activities line-up, including a Kids Adventure Club. Learn more about our specific guided hikes and the Kids Adventure Club on our resort activities and events calendar here.
Experience the Trail from the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts
A number of easily accessible and fun day trips on the Superior Hiking Trail can be found near the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. Those wanting to enjoy a relatively, flat and easy hike will love the Britton Peak to Oberg Mountain portion which takes hikers through luscious boreal forests. More advanced hikers will appreciate the challenges and rewards provided along the 7-mile stretch of dense maple forests, grandiose scenic overlooks and endless rolling terrain that runs between Oberg Mountain and Lutsen. But, perhaps our favorite is a spur trail commonly called the Oberg Mountain Loop. This 2-mile moderate loop highlights glacial ridges, an inland lake and spectacular Lake Superior views all within minutes of your car.
For those who prefer to venture out solo, our complimentary shuttle service will bring guests to and from area trailheads. We’re happy to assist you plan the right trek for you and your family. Just stop by Guest Services for more information, or join us on one of our many daily guided hiking excursions.