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April Hiking

Spring has arrived to many places in the country, but here on the North Shore it hasn’t arrived yet! Hikers expecting normal spring hiking conditions or even normal winter hiking conditions may be unpleasantly surprised by the amount of ice on the trail. Below are some pictures of what to expect on the trail in […]

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Overnight Parking in State Parks

Thanks to the Superior Shuttle staff of 2016 for compiling this information! If you are getting picked up by the Superior Shuttle Service, check their website schedule for the exact pick-up locations for hikers in addition to information for where to park. If you are planning to park overnight at one of the state parks […]

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Plan ahead for winter adventures!

Sooner or later, the snow will be sticking around on the North Shore!  Keep in mind that not all of the SHT parking lots are plowed and a couple of the roads leading to our trailheads (Jackson Lake Road and Otter Lake Road) are usually not plowed at all. Check the Conditions Page for updated […]

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Don’t underestimate the difficulty of Guided Hikes

Each year the Superior Hiking Trail Association offers over ten Guided Hikes.  Some are snowshoe hikes, some are short, some are long, some will happen in the rain and some in the heat.  All of them are difficult. The Superior Hiking Trail is a very rugged footpath. Instead of a smooth trail, there are often […]

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Lessons Learned

Lessons and photo by guest blogger Jeremy LaCroix Lessons learned from a rookie who planned to do 105 miles in a week but quit after 35 in 3 days. 1. Despite what I was told, 15 miles a day is not a good plan. Attainable, but not enjoyable. Plan 8-10 and don’t be in a […]

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