Superior Hiking Trail - MN/WI Border to Wild Valley Road Trailhead
Short hilly section that runs from the Wild Valley Road trailhead to the Minnesota/Wisconsin border. The border marks the southern terminus of the Superior Hiking Trail. This is an out and back hike. Note that you can continue hiking into Wisconsin along the North Country National Scenic Trail. The connection between the Superior Hiking Trail and the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCST) was recently created (as of about 2019) allowing for continuation into Wisconsin.
This video shows the section of the Superior Hiking Trail from the Minnesota/Wisconsin border, which is the southern terminus of the SHT, to the Wild Valley Road trailhead.
This Section - Mile by Mile
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Mile 0.0 (section) Mile 0.0 (SHT): Southern terminus of the Superior Hiking Trail. This is located at the Minnesota/Wisconsin border. There is a log book located here. You can continue into Wisconsin along the North Country National Scenic Trail. The Macquarrie trailhead along the NCNST is 4.0 miles from this point.
Trail extends into Wisconsin as the North Country National Scenic Trail.
Mile 0.2 (section) Mile 0.2 (SHT): Red River bridge crossing. Bridge over the Red River.
View downstream from the Red River bridge crossing.
View upriver from the Red River bridge.
Mile 0.3 (section) Mile 0.3 (SHT): Red River Valley Campsite. Entrance trail to the Red River Valley campsite.
Mile 1.1 (section) Mile 1.1 (SHT): Wild Valley Road crossing.
The trail crosses Wild Valley Road at this point. This road is also known as Mountain Goat Road.
Mile 1.9 (section) Mile 1.9 (SHT): Wild Valley Road Trailhead and Parking Lot. Trailhead and parking lot along Wild Valley Road.
The ubiquitous mileage sign found at all Superior Hiking Trail trailheads.