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Join a SHTA Guided Hike!

SHTA’s 2018 Guided Hike season is now over – stay tuned for 2019 dates coming soon!  Join a guided hike, experience different sections of the trail, and meet others who enjoy the trail!

  • SHTA weekend hikes begin at 10:00 AM rain, snow, or shine (unless otherwise noted).
  • Thanks to Gooseberry Falls State Park for partnering with us again this year to offer weekday hikes!
  • Each hike is led by a member of the Superior Hiking Trail Association! Hike leaders may cancel or change the hike in the event of severe weather. The meeting location will always remain the same.
  • Hikes are free of charge. No need to register.
  • Wear sturdy boots or hiking shoes, bring lunch, water, and insect repellent.
  • Due to past problems, dogs are not allowed on guided hikes.
  • Hikes are rugged and often very challenging. Please assess your own abilities before deciding to participate. It is better to start small than to be overly ambitious about what you can handle. We offer a variety of hike lengths for this purpose.

How the shuttles work:

  • Everyone participates in the group shuttle and everyone always drives their own car.
  • The meeting place is always the end point of the hike.
  • All of the hikers get into half of the cars and those cars go to the starting point of the hike and everyone does the hike.
  • At the end of the hike, those with cars at the end point give people with cars at the start point a ride back to their cars.
Hike Schedule for 2019
Winter Hikes

Wednesday, January 16, 10am – 12 pm
Fifth Falls Showshoe Hike, 2 miles

Take a hike of discovery to Fifth Falls for views of ice sculptures, winter tracks and caves. Journey with Gooseberry Falls State Park naturalist on the Superior Hiking Trail within the park. This hike will cover 2 miles and involve steep hills. Recommended to bring walking sticks or ski poles. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair from the park. There are a limited number of adult snowshoes, send us an email or stop in at the Visitor Center to reserve your snowshoes. Call Gooseberry Falls 218 595-7108 or visit the Park’s online Events Calendar for more info. We do need 6 inches of snow on the ground to snowshoe, if there is a lack of snow, a winter walk will occur.
Directions to Gooseberry Falls Visitor Center: At Hwy. 61 milepost 38.9, turn right and go 0.2 miles to Visitor Center parking lot.

Wednesday, February 13, 10am – 12 pm
Fifth Falls Showshoe Hike, 2 miles

Take a hike of discovery to Fifth Falls for views of ice sculptures, winter tracks and caves. Journey with Gooseberry Falls State Park naturalist on the Superior Hiking Trail within the park. This hike will cover 2 miles and involve steep hills. Recommended to bring walking sticks or ski poles. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair from the park. There are a limited number of adult snowshoes, send us an email or stop in at the Visitor Center to reserve your snowshoes. Call Gooseberry Falls 218 595-7108 or visit the Park’s online Events Calendar for more info. We do need 6 inches of snow on the ground to snowshoe, if there is a lack of snow, a winter walk will occur.
Directions to Gooseberry Falls Visitor Center: At Hwy. 61 milepost 38.9, turn right and go 0.2 miles to Visitor Center parking lot.

 

Stay tuned for more 2019 Guided Hike dates!