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Volunteer

The Superior Hiking Trail depends on volunteers.


Over 300 volunteers put in over 8,000 hours every year to keep the Superior Hiking Trail in great shape. Whether serving as a trail or campsite adopter or contributing to our Trail Renewal Program efforts, we strive to ensure volunteers are safe and successful in their work along the Trail.

Why volunteer with us? It’s a great opportunity to:

  • Give back to the Trail.
  • Make new friends.
  • See the Trail from a different perspective.
  • Have FUN!

Are you interested in volunteering with us? Our volunteer program is growing and we will be launching new activities and ways to get involved in 2022. You can check back on this page in early spring 2022 to learn more!

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

There are several ways you can help take care of the Superior Hiking Trail year after year

Adopt a section of trail: Section Adopters inspect and maintain a 2-5 mile section of the trail at least twice per year. The primary goal of a section adopter is to lop back the persistent brush that threatens to obscure the Trail. Check out the full job description. You can fill out your hours here.

Adopt a campsite: Campsite Adopters inspect and maintain a SHT campsite at least twice per year. They clean out the fire ring, clear brush, and report hazard trees in the area. Check out the full job description. You can also fill out a campsite report here.

Documents for Existing Volunteers