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Superior HT Fall Colors

September 29, 2022 - October 2, 2022


The Superior Hiking Trail is a 306 mile trial which runs from the border of Wisconsin through Minnesota’s North Shore and ends at the border of Minnesota and Canada. In this section we will be able to enjoy the changing leaves while hiking the rugged and challenging Horseshoe Ridge. The views of the ridge and Lake Superior make you forget the tough terrain . We will pass threw beautiful forests and relax on Sonju Lake.

Trip Details

Trip Type: 4 Day Guided Backpacking Trip

Trail Section: Lake Count Road 7 to Temperance State Park


  • Fall Colors
  • Sweeping views of Lake Superior
  • Caribou Falls
  • Horseshoe Ridge

When: Sept 29 – Oct 2

Trip difficulty: ★★

Mileage: 38 miles

Group Size: 6 to 9 guests

Cost: $395

*Returning clients receive a 10% discount

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Meet at County Lake 7 (Finland) trailhead at 9am Shuttle to Temperance Trailhead – 40 minutes

Section: Temperance Trailhead to Fredenberg Hiking Distance: 7 miles

Highlights: Temperance River Falls, Cross River, and end in a maple forest where we camp near Fredenberg Creek

Day 2

Section: Fredenberg to East Caribou Hiking Distance: 12 miles (includes 2 hiking miles)

Highlights: Sugarloaf Pond, Crystal Creek Bridge, and be ready to have dinner by Caribou River where we will camp. A must-see side trip to Caribou Falls after dinner

Day 3

Section: East Caribou to Sonju Lake  Hiking Distance: 13 miles

Highlights: Rugged Horseshoe Ridge (my favorite), the views will be spot on. We end at Sonju lake near Lilly’s Island. Lilly’s Island is a sweet spot for solitude

Day 4

Section: Sonju Lake to Lake County Road 7  Hiking Distance: 7 miles

Highlights:Egge Lake, boardwalks, and moose country. Let’s spot a moose to end our trip


What’s Included

  • Backpacking Shakedown/Training overnight at Afton SP
  • A professional, knowledgeable, backcountry hiking guide
  • Backpacking Beyond guidebook which includes info and videos on backpacking gear, food and training
  • Certified Wilderness First Responder on every trip
  • Shuttle Fee
  • National Forest use fees and permits
  • Water Filtration System
  • Emergency equipment including a medical kit and satellite phone

What’s Not Included –

  • Backpacking Equipment
  • Minnesota state park parking pass
  • Meals
  • Guide gratuity – Tipping is optional but customary. (Industry recommends 10-20% of trip cost)


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Please note: We will do everything in our powers to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on trail restrictions, weather, guest ability or injury, natural events like fires, flooding, and other potential causes.


September 29, 2022
October 2, 2022


Superior Hiking Trail
Grand Marais, MN


Trip Highlights:
Fall Colors, Views of Lake Superior, Caribou Falls, Horseshoe Ridge
Trip Difficulty:
★ ★
Group Size:
6 - 9 guests