The Superior Hiking Trail is built primarily as a linear trail, meaning there are only a handful of loops or opportunities to “build your own” loop using other nearby trails. That means many trail users must choose to go out-and-back, use two cars for a self-shuttle, or utilize one of the professional shuttle or transportation services that operate along the SHT.

A few professional shuttle and transportation options we recommend:

  • The Superior Shuttle runs a shuttle service throughout the year. It offers scheduled and customized shuttles to and from SHT trailheads seven days a week from mid-May to mid-October.
  • Harriet Quarles Transportation offers shuttles mid-May to mid-October with pickups at the bus station or airport in Duluth and going to locations in Schroeder and north.
  • Northshore Shuttles LLC, based in Duluth, runs a shuttle service for SHT trailheads from May to October, with custom shuttles year-round. Call (608) 921-9400 or email [email protected] to schedule a shuttle.
  • Duluth International Airport is the nearest major airport for those flying in. Groome Transit, Jefferson Lines, and Landline service the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport to Duluth.
  • In Duluth, there is the Duluth Transit Authority bus service or local taxi services, including Uber and Lyft.
  • More information on Shuttle services can be found in this helpful document.