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Superior Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail or Trailhead

The Superior Hiking Trail is a 300 mile long footpath from Jay Cooke State Park south of Duluth, through Duluth, and then north to the Canadian border. It is largely on the ridgeline overlooking Lake Superior. The trail has amazing views, a wide variety of forests, waterfalls, rivers, creeks, and ponds. It is the top long-distance hiking trail in the Midwest and one of the ten best in the country. It is great for both day hikes and backpack camping. There are 93 backcountry campsites with no fees, permits, or reservations required. The first 50 miles through Jay Cooke State Park and Duluth is day hiking only. The backpacking portion of the trail starts at the Martin Road trailhead parking lot on the northern boundary of the City of Duluth and continues for 250 miles north to the end of the trail at 270 Degrees Overlook.

The SHT is built, maintained, and managed by the Superior Hiking Trail Association, a non-profit organization with 3,800 members and over 300 volunteers. The SHTA store/office located in Two Harbors on Hwy 61 at 8th Street. Hours Monday - Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 12-4. No weekend hours mid-October to mid-May. Phone 218-834-2700. Email [email protected] Website "Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail," maps and memberships available online or at store.

Trail Distance

300 miles broken into sections of 3-11 miles with trailhead parking lots on each end

Accessibility Notes

Natural soil footpath 18" wide with frequent roots and rocks.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs are allowed on leash only.

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