We're Hiring!  Seeking Trail Stewardship Director 

Position Summary

The Trail Stewardship Director is referred to as the swiss army knives of positions — there are many components, some you use more frequently than others, but all are important when managing and maintaining the Trail.

The Trail Stewardship Director is responsible for leading two core areas of operation of the SHTA; trail protection and data management. Additionally, this position supports and bolsters the work of the whole, assisting the ED and fellow staff members, the Board of Directors, and volunteers.

View the full Trail Stewardship Director job description here.

How to Apply

Please send us a letter of interest, resume, a writing/map sample and three professional references.  Address your application to Lisa Luokkala, Executive Director,

Application closing date is November 14, 2021

Small Grant Program to Connect People to the Trail

Just, Equitable, Diverse, Inclusive Trail Experiences 

North Country National Scenic Trail (NCTA) is inviting applications for the new JEDI Mini-Grant program. These grants are intended to support JEDI-focused affinity groups leading experiences on the North Country National Scenic Trail (which includes the Superior Hiking Trail). Workshops, programs, day hike, overnight trips, and other opportunities connecting people to the Trial are eligible for funding between $500 and $1,000. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded as funding allows. For more information, contact

Grant Application

Volunteer Powered, Volunteer Proud
Volunteer power hoists rock at Split Rock River renewal project in July 2021.

Volunteers contributed 6,542 hours to the Superior Hiking Trail in 2021.
Thank you volunteers!

In 2021, volunteers contributed 6,452 hours to the Superior Hiking Trail - a huge increase from 2020 due to pandemic-deferred projects. Chainsaw volunteers went above and beyond this spring, clearing the way for a busy hiking season. Adopters and Trail Stewardship Teams ensured their sections and campsites were in great shape. Volunteers tackled a number of larger projects, including the construction of new bridges at Kimball Creek and on a tributary of the Split Rock River. In Duluth, new puncheon on the Brewer Park Loop and an improved crossing of Sargent Creek are among the projects volunteers contributed to. Volunteers also paint-blazed several miles of the Trail and improved signage on the Trail by making signs and installing them.

We at SHTA continue to be amazed by our Superior Hiking Trail community. We rely on this awesome force of volunteerism and we are incredibly grateful to each of you!


                  Know Before You Go -- Hunting Season

Photo Credit: John Steitz Photography
Several hunting seasons are underway along the SHT. We advise all trail users to wear blaze orange or pink for enhanced visibility while on the Trail.

Hunting Seasons and Closures:

Grouse hunting season is currently underway and firearms deer season will open on Saturday, November 6th and will run through November 21st. During that time, expect the following:

  • Private landowners may close pieces of the Superior Hiking Trail which cross their property.

  • Certain sections with a high density of private lands may be entirely closed.

  • Hunters may be using the Superior Hiking Trail to access public lands. 

While most public lands remain open during firearms deer season, if you encounter a section of the SHT signed as closed, please stay off. You can help us maintain access to the Trail and honor our agreements with public and private landowners by staying off closed sections. For more information on trail closures, please visit our Trail Conditions page at


Fun Fall Finds at the SHTA Store!

Check out SHT gifts and gear in our online store, and watch for more new store items to arrive in the coming weeks. All sales support the Trail! 
HillSider Hip Pack with SHT Logo by Frost River Trading Co.
HillSider Hip Pack with SHT Logo by Frost River Trading Co.
Legacy Hopback 7-Panel Flat Brim Hat
Legacy Hopback 7-Panel Flat Brim Hat
Reversible Sports Headband
Reversible Sports Headband
Blaze Orange Knit Hat
Blaze Orange Knit Hat
The Superior Hiking Trail is a recreational resources for everyone, a place for individuals to discover, learn, and connect to nature, themselves and each other.

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Become part of the SHT community by donating and becoming a member today. 

The Superior Hiking Trail Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID: 41-1569104. Our mailing address is:  PO Box 315, Two Harbors, MN 55616-0315

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