Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail with the Duluth Folk School
May 8, 2021

Backpacking the Superior Hiking Trail

  •  July 5, 2021
     5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Perhaps you’re aware of the gem that goes right through our town: the 310+ mile Superior Hiking Trail (SHT), which runs from the Wisconsin border, through Duluth, and heads up the shore to an overlook of Canada, crossing through 8 state parks along the way. Did you also know there are 93 free, shared campsites dispersed every 5-10 miles north of Duluth, and one down by the southern terminus? Backpacking is a premier way to explore this trail in your backyard!

Join fellow aspiring adventurers for a class designed to point you in the right direction when it comes to backpacking the SHT. You’ll learn how camping works along the SHT, shuttling, options for renting or buying gear, considerations when deciding where and when to go, and some common pitfalls of beginner backpackers (so you can avoid them). An assortment of gear will be available for demonstration. Those who choose to can network to increase adventuring options. Bring your questions and leave with knowledge to help take your enjoyment of the SHT to the next level!

This class takes place in the classroom (not outside).

Registration Includes

Students go home with: a map section of the SHTA for use in class, and to help with future planning.

You should bring…

Just bring yourself, and any questions/concerns you might have!

Skill Level

No special skill required

Best for Ages…

Class is designed for adults, but kids are welcome to register along with an adult.


1917 W Superior St, Duluth Folk School Library, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.

Duluth Folk School Library Classroom

Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.


Question or comment?


1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806

Duluth Folk School
Office: 218-216-6929 or info@duluthfolkschool.com
Office Hours: Monday-Friday (9 am – 1 pm)

Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace
Cafe: (218) 481-7888 or kitchen@dovetailcafe.com
Marketplace: market@dovetailcafe.com
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday (8 am – 8 pm); Monday & Tuesday (8 am – 3 pm)

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