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Iconic Northshore Hiking Trail Needs Volunteers for Trail and Water Crossing Improvements

Jul 07, 2023 08:03AM ● By Editor

Image:  Superior Hiking Trail Facebook

From The Superior Hiking Trail Associated - July 7, 2023

The Superior Hiking Trail Association is improving water crossings and building boardwalk this summer to make the trail more sustainable and hiker friendly. The Association is in need of 200 volunteers over the next six weeks in several locations from Duluth on up the North Shore. 

The Superior Hiking Trail is an incredible community asset that has connected hundreds of thousands of people to the North Shore. The trail bolsters the quality of life for locals and plays a vital role in the regional recreational tourism economy by attracting thousands of visitors annually.

Join us to see the Trail in a whole new way! Volunteer Brandie Myhre says that her volunteer experience on the SHT “opened my eyes to a whole new world and a whole new side of hiking. I have a much deeper appreciation for the trails I walk on now and would highly, highly suggest if you too like to recreate to start volunteering.”

More information is available at People interested in volunteering this season can find registration information and a full list of our Trail Renewal Projects on our website with registration links. No experience necessary! All training and tools will be provided by SHTA.

What: Springdale Creek Stone Step Crossing – The project will remove an old, unsafe bridge and replace it with solid stone steps. We will also repair tread between the trailhead and creek.
When: July 12-14
Where: Superior Hiking Trail, near Tofte, Minn.

What: Mystery Mountain Trail Rehabilitation – Renew a worn and muddy section of trail, including boardwalk construction.
When: July 25-31
Where: Superior Hiking Trail, near Lutsen, Minn.

What: Encampment Crossing and Reroute – Help build a safe and sustainable crossing of the Encampment River and reroute a part of the trail that is falling away.
When: August 11-16
Where: Superior Hiking Trail, near Two Harbors, Minn.

About the Superior Hiking Trail Association:  SHTA is the Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that builds, maintains, and renews the Superior Hiking Trail, the premier link to nature along Lake Superior's North Shore. The SHT extends over 300 miles from the Wisconsin-Minnesota border to the Canadian border and includes many easy access points in Duluth and along Highway 61. SHTA also provides trail condition updates and educational resources for trail users online and through its Trail Information Center in Two Harbors. For more information, visit:

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