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Superior Hiking Trail – Fall Foliage

September 21 - September 24

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)

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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
September 24


Grand Marias, MN


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