Duluth SHT is open for spring

May 13, 2022

The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation will re-open most of the Superior Hiking Trail and other natural surface trails at 12:00 pm Saturday, May 14, 2022. Two stretches of the SHT inside Duluth city limits will remain closed for a bit longer:

  • Hartley Park, and
  • 131st St W to Waseca St Trailheads (Mission Creek to Kingsbury Creek).

After thaw, the Trail will sometimes close after a rainfall event and typically take 24 hours to dry and reopen afterward. These closure decisions are made by the City of Duluth with the Superior Hiking Trail Association, Cyclists of the Gitchee Gumee Shores, and Duluth Area Horse Trail Alliance. It’s always good practice to check the City of Duluth’s Natural Surface Trails webpage to check the Trail status before heading out for a hike.

Hikers, backpackers and runners are also asked to avoid wet and muddy trails. If you notice that you are leaving footprints, it is best to turn around to reduce the potential for trail damage. If Trail users encounter a wet or muddy spot in an otherwise completely dry trail, please hike straight through the mud to avoid widening the path and damaging the forest around the Trail.

Get your gear and get out there! Happy spring hiking, everyone.