Gitchi-Gami State Trail

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When completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will traverse 88 paved miles between the cities of Two Harbors and Grand Marais on Lake Superior's northern shore. Currently, several segments, totaling over 25 miles, are open between the two endpoints. The trail provides a non-motorized, safer alternative to State Route 61.

The Gitchi-Gami Trail Association's mission is to promote, plan and construct the trail to link communities, state parks and points of interest along the north shore of Lake Superior. Other project stakeholders include the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission.

For updates on the trail's progress, visit the Gitchi-Gami State Trail's website.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Gitchi-Gami State Trail is available north of Two Harbors at the northern mouth of the Silver Creek Tunnel off State Route 61. Additional parking can be found in Gooseberry Falls State Park and at the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitors Center.

In Silver Bay, parking can be found adjacent to Rukavina Arena on Outer Drive. Additional parking can be found in the communities of Tofte, Schroeder and Grand Marais. Refer to the TrailLink map for exact parking locations.


   September, 2016 by negangardo

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Very nice trail with great views of Lake Superior

   September, 2015 by cople001

We rode this trail in September of 2015. Very nice and well maintained trails. There are several steep climbs both ways as you approach Split Rock Lighthouse. Be careful on the downhills as they're some serious switch backs and sharp turns. They're are more

Leave the car behind.

   May, 2013 by claynet77

Awesome! read more