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  Superior Hiking Trail Guidebook , 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. 


While the SHTA doesn’t offer transportation on the Trail, several shuttle services operate along the SHT’s route and offer service directly to SHT trailheads. The following information is provided as a service, and does not imply any recommendation by the SHTA. No guarantee is offered as to the availability, price, or quality of service.

  • The Superior Shuttle runs a shuttle service throughout the year. Reservations can be made starting May 1. The Superior Shuttle used to stop at scheduled locations but has changed to a 100 percent reservation system.
  • 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 slowly as you want.