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Trail Incident Report

The Superior Hiking Trail is a relatively safe place to visit. However, there are inherent dangers whenever you set foot in the outdoors. If you see something, say something so that the Superior Hiking Trail Association can keep the SHT as safe as possible for trail users.


Here’s how you can report a problem or incident on the Superior Hiking Trail.

If you or another SHT user needs medical attention or a law-enforcement response, call 911 immediately.

If you are in a situation where you need an immediate response but are unable to make a phone call, or might put yourself at risk by making a call, text a friend and ask them to call 911 with your exact location, state, and nature of the incident. Cell service is unreliable along much of the Superior Hiking Trail, but a text message may get through where a phone call will not.

Please use the Trail Incident Report form below if you:

  • Are not in immediate danger, but witness suspicious behavior
  • Observe vandalism or resource damage on the Trail
  • Come across a downed tree or other maintenance issue
  • Encounter an aggressive animal on the Trail
  • Just feel like something should be reported


You can also email [email protected] to alert the Superior Hiking Trail Association’s staff. Please note that an email or form submission will not trigger an immediate response, particularly on weekends and after hours.

Trail Incident Report Form

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  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, gif, heic, Max. file size: 8 MB, Max. files: 3.
      If you took any photos of the issue, please share them here. (Up to three photos allowed, no larger than 8mb each. Must be jpg, png, pdf, gif, or heic file type.)
    • GPS waypoints are preferred if you have them. Otherwise, please use nearest trailhead, campsite, or natural feature as a reference point, and state mileage from that point. It is helpful to know whether you were going northbound or southbound from the feature.