The Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) spans 300+ miles from Jay Cooke State Park to the Canadian border. It recently joined the North Country Trail system’s 4,800-mile network that spans eight states.
The SHT has been wowing hikers—and volunteers who maintain it—since 1987. It travels through northern Minnesota’s birch, aspen, pine, fir, and cedar forests and along Lake Superior’s North Shore. Hikers enjoy fascinating scenic views from ridges, babbling brooks, marshland, and more.
In Lake County alone, you’ll find 100+ miles of the SHT and more than a dozen sections of trail. It runs through our state parks and, in between, features rustic backpacking campsites. Find trailheads, maps, and more at shta.org.