Superior Timberland Provides Serene Setting
Northland Uncovered: Superior Municipal Forest
It’s nearly 4500 acres of forest and natural habitat hidden in the city of Superior.
Trails snake through the Superior Municipal Forest.
This is the third largest forest within city limits in the country.
“They’re some of the best trails in the Twin Ports,” said Eve Graves, Cross Training 101 coach.
Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the many trails taking in the serene atmosphere.
“In the summer it’s nice for running or just hiking,” said Graves.
She also says the trails are well-maintained., “They groom five days a week and the trails are I mean they are just magnificent.”
“They wider than anywhere and you’re out in the middle of nowhere, they’re not crowded,” said Graves.
Another perk? They give a great variety for all experience levels.
“The red trail is really easy, it’s really flat. The green trail has these little elevator shaft things we call them, the blue is harder and then you go back to the purple and the yellow,” explained Graves.
They’re trails she uses regularly, “I come out here at least 2 or 3 times a week.”
The forest is home to pines and spruces, making it one of the only Boreal forests in the state of Wisconsin.
“I live in Duluth and I drive over here. That’s how good they are over here,” said Graves.
Throughout the years, there have been some changes in the forest.
“I know that before there was a race here and it’s been a little tricky to get a race and get things going and they’re hoping to start that kind of a thing up again in the future,” Graves explained.
No matter the plan for the future, Graves says it’s now skiers, hikers and everyone in between should be taking advantage of the towering timberland.
“It’s pretty and you really get out in the middle of nowhere. It’s just gorgeous,” Graves said.
If you’d like to head out on the trails you’ll need a permit.
It’s $25 for a Superior resident and $20 for a senior.
The permit is $30 for a non-resident and $25 for a senior non-resident.