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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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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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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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