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Shuttles and Parking

Getting to and from the trail.


Parking Information

  • Overnight parking is allowed at many, but not all trailheads. By purchasing a copy of our Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail , you can learn which trailheads offer overnight parking and if any conditions apply.
  • Parking is available at state parks with a park sticker. Check in with park staff to learn where to park. 
  • There is no overnight parking allowed at state waysides. 
  • Absolutely no camping is allowed at parking lots. This includes sleeping in your vehicle. 

Shuttles

While the SHTA doesn’t offer transportation on the trail, there are several shuttle services that operate along the SHT’s route and offer service directly to SHT trailheads. 

  • The Superior Shuttle runs a shuttle service throughout the year. It has scheduled stops at designated trailhead on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from mid-May to mid-October. Shuttles outside the set schedule can also be arranged. 
  • Harriet Quarles Transportation runs shuttles mid-May to mid-October with custom services available anywhere between Duluth and the northern terminus of the SHT. 
  • 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

Pro-tip: For a shuttle, it’s easiest to park at the end point of your hike, take the shuttle to your start point, and then hike back to your car. That way you can hike as fast or as slow as you want.