Superior Hiking Trail

The Superior Hiking Trail in North America is estimated to be 310 miles (500 kilometers) long, and takes 21 days* to complete when hiking at an average of 15 miles (25 kilometers) per day.

This trail is also referred to as the SHT.

It is a linear trail, which means that to do a thru hike, you will have to start and end your hike in different places.

The Superior Hiking Trail has 2 terminuses. Most thruhikers choose to start their hike at the Southern Terminus in Wrenshall, Minnesota, United States and end their hike at the Northern Terminus in Hovland, Minnesota, United States.

A good day of the year to start this hike from the Southern Terminus is September 1.

The Superior Hiking Trail Association takes on the task of maintaining, improving, and advocating for the Superior Hiking Trail as its trail association.


NameSuperior Hiking Trail
Other Name(s)SHT
Length310 miles (500 kilometers)
ContinentNorth America
Far Out GuideNone
Trail AssociationSuperior Hiking Trail Association
Terminus ASouthern Terminus, Wrenshall, Minnesota, United States
Terminus BNorthern Terminus, Hovland, Minnesota, United States

Superior Hiking Trail Thru Hike Budget Calculator

Thru Hike Budget Calculator
Calculate how much it will cost to thru hike a trail.
310 / 15 = 21 days to complete the hike
21 days * $35/day = $735

Estimated Total Budget (USD): $2,735.00

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*This data is estimated and should not be relied upon without further research. It is meant as a starting point for hike planning, not as the only information used to plan your thru hike.