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.