The Willard Munger State Trail is a collection of three multiple use trails roughly stretching between the towns of Hinckley and Duluth. The three trail segments include the HinckleyDuluth
, Alex Laveau Memorial Trail
(which are joined in Carlton) and the Matthew Lourey State Trail, also known as the Boundary segment, and which lies to the east of the other two trails. The trails offer a total of 160 miles for hiking, bicycling, in-line skating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The trials pass through some of Minnesota's most scenic areas, following the route of the railroad that saved many lives during the notorious Hinckley and Cloquet fires in the 19th century.
The Matthew Lourey State Trail is 80 miles of natural surface used by snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, equestrians, hikers and mountain bikers. The trail passes through remote forests and state parks, including Chengwatana, St. Croix State Park and St. Croix and Nemadji state forests. Some areas may be impassable in summer. Use caution when traveling this remote trail.
Parking is available at the campgrounds in St. Croix State Park and the three state forests (Chengwatana, St. Croix and Nemadji) along the trail. Please contact Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources for more information:
DNR Information Center
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN 55155-4040
888-646-6367 (toll free)