|Small group of hikers on the Tofte Overlook, Carlton Peak.|
Fear not! If you can follow driving directions to a trailhead, you can join a guided hike this spring, summer or fall on the Superior Hiking Trail.
These guided hikes are a great way to get out on an excellent hiking trail. There is truly safety in numbers, and each hike has both a hike leader and a person bringing up the rear (the "sweep"). The hikes all meet at the trailhead where the hike will finish. Then the hikers carpool to the starting trailhead and walk back to their cars.
|No need to find your own way on a SHTA guided hike!|
The trailhead is about 8 miles inland from the Highway 61 expressway. Full driving directions are on the flier for the Superior Hiking Trail Association's annual meeting.That same flier has information on five other guided hikes coming up this weekend for the annual meeting, all up in the Little Marais and Schroeder area.
Duluth-area hikers should mark their calendars for Saturday, May 12, when there's another free guided hike on the SHT between Jay Cooke State Park and the Elys Peak area in far western Duluth. Meet at the 123rd Avenue West SHT trailhead. Driving directions to that trailhead are here. It's a 6.9 mile hike that should be full of spring wildflowers.