Embark on an exploration from Duluth to Grand Portage, uncovering the beauty of trails weaving through eight state parks, the Superior National Forest, the Superior Hiking Trail, and even into the BWCAW! Your guide, naturalist and North Shore expert Andrew Slade, has meticulously scouted over 300 miles of trails along inland ridges and Lake Superior shoreline for this essential guide. Whether you're a novice to Minnesota’s North Shore or an experienced hiker in Lake Superior country, Hiking the North Shore is your go-to comprehensive resource. The featured day hikes cater to various preferences, from 2-mile family-friendly trails to challenging routes for adventure seekers and moderate hikes for everyone in between. Each trail spotlight includes crucial details such as driving directions, maps, mileage points, landmarks, and time estimates. Andrew's expertise extends to offering insights for planning hikes during spring wildflowers, summer berries, or fall colors, along with recommendations for nearby restaurants, lodgings, campsites, and museums. Having explored every trail, checked out every overlook, and visited every waterfall, Andrew ensures you can plan the perfect day's hike. Gear up, lace your boots, and let the North Shore adventure begin!