Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Superior Hiking Trail – Fall Foliage

September 21, 2023 - September 24, 2023

Trip Details

Trip Type: 4 Day Guided Backpacking Trip

Trail Section: Grand Marias to Judge Magney State Park


  • Devils Track Gorge
  • Pincushion Overlook
  • Lake Superior – Lake Walk
  • Sawtooth Range

When: September 21st – 24th 

Trip difficulty: ★★★★★

Mileage: 25 to 35  total trip miles

Group Size: 4 to 6 Guests

Cost: $495

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 

Section: Judge Magney State Park – West End of Lake Walk

9AM – Meet at the Pincushion Trailhead in Grand Marias

Shuttle picks us up at 10am and drops us off at the starting trailhead

Hiking Distance:

8.8 Miles which includes 2 miles of side trips


  • Judge Magney State Park
  • Devil Kettle Falls
  • Pebble Beaches of Lake Superior

Day 2

Section: West End of Lake Walk – Cliff Creek Campsite

Hiking Distance:

8.8 Miles which includes 2 miles of spur trails


  • Sunrise on Lake Superior
  • Gorges of Kadunce River
  • Huge views of Lake Superior and the fall colors

Section: Cliff Creek Campsite – West Devils Track Campsite

Hiking Distance:

6.5 Miles


  • Views of Devils Track Gorge
  • Barrier Falls
  • Spectacular Sweeping Views of the Fall Colors

Day 4 

Section: West Devils Track Campsite to Pincushion Mountain Trailhead

Hiking Distance:

4 Miles includes 1.5 miles of spur trails


  • Summit Pincushion Mountain
  • “The BEST” views of Grand Marais, Sawtooth Mountains
  • Devils Track River Valley
  • Celebrate your success!!!

What’s Included

  • Shuttle from Pincushion Trailhead to Judge Magney State Park
  • Two professional, knowledgeable, backcountry guides who are Certified Wilderness First Responders or Wilderness First Aid
  • National Forest use fees and permits
  • 2 ZOOM prep calls supported & run by your guides to help you prepare
  • Emergency equipment including a medical kit and satellite device

What’s Not Included –

    • Travel to the Pincushion Trailhead
    • Backpacking Equipment
    • Meals
    • Guide gratuity – Tipping is optional but customary. (Industry recommends 10-20% of trip cost)


Return to trips page


Terms and Conditions-

“Trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances beyond our control, including, but not limited to permit or campsite availability, snowpack, river crossings, wildlife, park or land closures, and forest fires. The price of a hiking trip will never change due to itinerary changes. Payments are not refundable for itinerary changes or park or land closures. If a trip is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and no alternate itinerary is available a trip credit will be issued equal to the full amount paid minus any nonrefundable expenses incurred by the Company.”


September 21, 2023
September 24, 2023


Superior Hiking Trail
Grand Marais, MN


Backpacking Beyond