Superior Hiking Trail planning for enhancement projects and creating a map-based inventory, and updating trail maintenance standards.
2018 Identified Need
The Superior Hiking Trail gives an estimated 50,000 annual visitors access to 310 miles of pristine hiking along Lake Superior’s North Shore. This will evaluate the Superior Hiking Trail to improve the trail’s route, safety, water management and other environmental and design issues.
Bonding Bill (HF 4425) introduced that includes an appropriation of $100,000 from the ENRTF for an agreement with the Superior Hiking Trail Association to evaluate improvements to the 310-mile-long Superior Hiking Trail including routing, safety, water management, maintenance, and other environmental, recreational, and design issues and to develop an interactive trail-management system to capture efficiencies and best management practices.
Bill passed in Senate (vote: 113-17) and House (vote: 42-25)
Signed by Gov. Dayton on May 30, 2018
2018 Legislative Outcome
Other Investment Projects on P&TC's 2018 Legislative Agenda