Duluth opens natural surface trails

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A group of hikers wait for a mountain biker to pass by on the Hawk Ridge portion of the Duluth Traverse multi-use trail in Duluth in 2016 (File / News Tribune)

A majority of Duluth's natural surface trails are open for public use.

Duluth's Park and Recreation Division made the announcement Monday, and asked the public to observe proper trail etiquette and stewardship, according to a news release from the city.

The division reminds people to respect trail closures, avoid wet and muddy trails, turn around if your footprint or bike is leaving an imprint, and go straight through wet or muddy trails to prevent path widening.

After rain, trails will typically close for 24 hours in order to dry, the release reads.

The following trails are open:


  • Superior Hiking Trail;
  • Mission Creek's St. Louis River Trail and Loki Mountain Biking Trail;
  • Quarry Park;

  • Piedmont;

  • Chester Park;

  • Hartley Park.

The following portions of the Duluth Traverse are open:

  • Spirit to Zoo;
  • Keene Creek;

  • Lincoln Park;

  • Enger/Observation Hill/Antenna Farm;

  • Morningside/Hawk Ridge.

The follow trails are closed:

  • Brewer;

  • West Chester;

  • Lester;

  • Root Canal and Naymark in Hartley Park.

Updated information on trail conditions is available at .

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