Superior Shuttle Service Reservations

Customized Shuttle Service for 2023

  • We will start taking reservations for the 2023 Hiking Season on May 1, 2023!
  • If you need a reservation for 05/01/2023 or earlier, please make that reservation request now.  Bob will handle that request.
  • If you need a reservation for a date after 05/01/2023, we would ask that you wait until 05/01/2023 to put that reservation request in.  Charles will be back in the office starting Monday, May, 1, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to start processing reservations for the 2023 season.
  • This year our Customized Shuttle Service is available six days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Our Customized Shuttle Service is not available on Wednesday.
  • Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to shuttle and driver availability.
  • Custom Reservations must be placed at least three days in advance online
  • If you need a reservation less than three days from now, please call us at (218) 834-5511. We will do our best to make it happen.

Custom Shuttle Pricing

  • Customized Shuttle pricing is based upon the total round-trip mileage for the vehicles from one of our starting points.
  • Our main starting point is our home base in Castle Danger, MN (by Gooseberry Falls State Park).
  • We also have a shuttle available in the city of Duluth, MN and Grand Marais, MN.
  • This makes reservations near those locations much more cost-effective.

How to Contact Us

  • 2023 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Call us at (218) 834-5511 with any questions or reservation request issues.
  • If you have an emergency on the trail, or need to make a last minute reservation change outside of our office hours:
    • Text us at (218) 834-5511.
    • Please do not text us requests for new reservations. They should be handled online or by calling us.

How to Make a Custom Reservation Request

  • A Custom reservation request can be made online 24 hours/day:     Request Customized Shuttle Reservation
    • Once we receive your online reservation request, we will call you back with shuttle availability information and the price.
    • If we do not have a shuttle available for your requested date and time, we will usually offer some alternatives that may work for you.
    • Sometimes we are able to call you back within minutes, and often within an hour. Our goal is to call you back as soon as we can, within one business day maximum.
    • If you place an online reservation request on Saturday or Sunday, we may not get back to you until our office opens on Monday.
    • We are not high-pressure sales people, but instead are here to be of service and help get you on the hiking trail. We are very easy to chat with, and really love our customers.
  • You can also call us to make a reservation at (218) 834-5511 during our Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Custom Reservations must be placed at least three days in advance online.
  • If you need a reservation less than three days from now, please call us at (218) 834-5511. We will do our best to make it happen.
  • By reserving a shuttle with Superior Shuttle Service you agree to our Terms and Cancellation Policy

Our Safety Guidelines

  • To ensure physical distancing, each vehicle will be restricted to only one group at a time (with group sizes ranging from one to five hikers) for the entire duration of the ride from pick-up to drop-off.
  • We no longer will have riders sit in the front seat, but that may change as health guidelines change. Please call if you have any questions.
  • We also have installed plexiglass dividers that will separate the driver and riders.
  • The vehicle interiors will be fully sanitized at a minimum of once a day.
  • Face masks may be required to be worn by everybody on board, depending on current recommendations by government agencies. We recommend that you come prepared to wear a mask in case it is required. If it's not required, but you want everyone to wear masks, just let your driver know. We are more than happy to comply. Your safety and comfort is important to us.

Information to Help You Plan Your Hike

I-35 Construction

If your travel to the Superior Hiking Trail includes driving on I-35 (through Duluth), we recommend adding extra time to your schedule, or finding an alternate route as you approach Duluth.  I-35 Construction and delays are expected all summer long.  The construction is happening near the I-535 interchange.  See the MN DOT website for more information.

Superior Hiking Trail Association

We love our friends at the Superior Hiking Trail Association. They have a lot of great information on their website.

For your convenience, here are some links we recommend:

We really recommend their new Superior Hiking Trail Databook.

  • It's small (5" x 7", and about 1/4" thick)
  • Lightweight
  • It's filled with data, such as hiking distances, elevation profiles, and distances between campsites
  • It's a wonderful tool to plan your hikes on the Superior Hiking Trail
  • They also have other guidebooks and maps to make your hiking and planning easier.