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SHT: A 2018 Leave No Trace Hot Spot

The Superior Hiking Trail Association is excited to announce that the SHT has been chosen as a 2018 Leave No Trace Hot Spot! In September, we’ll be welcoming Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers to help us learn how to lessen our impact upon the land, water, and Trail itself. Stay tuned for dates and locations […]

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Superior Hero Tales – Mary and Ben Stephens

Each month, we honor a few of the many 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. These features are our… July’s Superior Hero Tale: A chance encounter […]

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Duluth Area Trail Users: Shuffle Those Feet, Sniff Those Wildflowers

Those sections of the Superior Hiking Trail north and east of Duluth sometimes feel like weak stepsisters compared to their glorious siblings on the ridges high above Lake Superior.  But there’s a reason to check out — with new eyes and pounding feet — the SHT between the Lismore Road and Normanna Road trail heads. […]

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Recommended Boy Scout Itineraries from NCTA

Since the Philmont Scout Ranch was closed this year due to fires, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of large groups from Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on the Superior Hiking Trail. While we love to have young adventurers out enjoying the SHT, the increased traffic and difficulties with large groups at shared campsites during […]

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Message in a Bottle, SHT-style

You gotta love the support and helping hands offered by hikers and runners to their brethren on the Trail. Here’s a signal, scratched out on a scrap of paper weighted down by rocks, for hikers to know where to cross Hwy. 61 when exiting the Gitchi-Gami State Trail, just east of Gooseberry Falls State Park, […]

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