NCTA Affiliate

Superior Hiking Trail Association


The Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) stretches from south of Duluth at the Wisconsin/Minnesota border up the Lake Superior coastline nearly to the Canadian border. Trailhead parking lots are situated every 5-10 miles apart, making the SHT ideal for day hikes, backpacking, thru-hiking and trail running. With the 2019 Congressional approval of the North Country Trail Route Adjustment Act (part of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act), the Superior Hiking Trail is also officially designated as North Country National Scenic Trail.

The Superior Hiking Trail Association (SHTA) is responsible for 310 miles of trail in northeastern Minnesota between the Wisconsin border near Jay Cooke State Park and the Border Route Trail near the Canadian border. SHTA has many volunteer opportunities for building, maintaining and promoting the Trail in this area, hosting workdays, regular hikes and other social events throughout the year.

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For more information about the North Country Trail in this section, please contact the NCTA Regional Trail Coordinator for North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Additional Local Resources

Cascade River State Park
City of Duluth
City of Grand Marais
Cloquet Valley State Forest
Devil Track Falls State Wayside
George Crosby Manitou State Park
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Jay Cooke State Park
Judge C.R. Magney State Park
Lake Superior Circle Tour
Northwoods Volunteer Connection
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Superior National Forest
Temperance River State Park
Tettegouche State Park