May 8, 2014
Pet Friendly North Shore Travel Starts at Grand Superior Lodge
Meet Omar Little: Standing 12” tall and weighing in at just under 30lbs this feisty pup is built for exploring (and exhausting his masters). He, like his masters, has grown to love adventuring in the outdoors during the day, but he also expects nothing less than the casual luxury and convenience of quality resort living at night. In our quest to find the perfect pairings of adventurous days with luxurious nights we’re putting together a series of brief guides to North Shore hikes and pet friendly lodging.
Omar’s Guide to Wolf Rock
The Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) is a 296 mile trail that follows the shore Lake Superior from Duluth to the Canadian border, and Omar loves every inch of it.
Wolf Rock is a particularly stunning overlook along the SHT with a panoramic view of Lake Superior. There is a parking lot conveniently close to Grand Superior Lodge making this a quick trip from the lap of luxury to thrilling North Shore beauty. Because it’s so high (about 950 feet above sea level according to my GPS) expect a steep initial climb and a small amount of rock hopping. Omar was kind enough to record a video of the climb, so you can get a better sense of what to expect.
What to bring:
If you’re only going as far as Wolf Rock – you don’t need to plan bringing on much gear. As always bring enough water to keep you and your pet(s) hydrated and a camera. If you’re heading out near lunchtime Wolf Rock is a great place to picnic – so grab a to-go lunch from Splashing Rock Restaurant.
Where to next?
Since the trek from the parking lot to Wolf Rock is such a quick jaunt consider making a day of your hike and continue along the trail to Gooseberry Falls State Park (8.5 miles). The front desk at Grand Superior Lodge is happy to arrange a shuttle to return you to your room after the day’s hike. Just dial ‘0’ from your room to make arrangements.