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Thank you, trail-clearing volunteers!

If you’ve hiked on the Superior Hiking Trail, you’ve benefited from the work of our volunteers. Each and every spring they come to the Trail to lop, nip, and saw so that you can enjoy the SHT unencumbered. One of our volunteers summed it up like this: “I feel like we are only borrowing that stretch of […]

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REI Invests in the Trail Renewal Program

The Superior Hiking Trail Association is thrilled to announce that we were recently awarded a $10,000 grant through REI. This grant will help fund the start-up costs of the Trail Renewal Program. You can read all about the Trail Renewal Program HERE. Volunteer training, projects, and supplies such as personal protective equipment will be some […]

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Announcing “Superior Hero Tales”

SHTA is excited to share a new series of stories we’re calling Superior Hero Tales. We want to honor the many hikers, runners, volunteers, members, donors and others who personify the generosity, good will, commitment, good humor, hard work and passion that sustains the Superior Hiking Trail and the Association that takes care of it. […]

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New Trail, Old Trail, Back to the Future Trail

It’s an old but apt adage: a hiking trail may have a beginning and an end, but it is never finished. This applies to the Superior Hiking Trail. Here are three examples of how this “finished” trail is being constantly renewed.   Pincushion Overlook Just off the Gunflint Trail, outside Grand Marais, SHT users make […]

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Signs of Change: Change of Signs

The Duluth-area Superior Hiking Trail has had some recent cosmetic surgery.  It was time to replace some faded and decrepit trail head signs for new ones at several trailheads.  What a concept:  readable trail head signs! In addition, you will now know that “You Are Here” when you hike our new loop at Spirit Mountain. […]

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