Duluth, MN Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Duluth Lakewalk

7 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Gandy Dancer Trail - Northern Section

51 mi
State: MN
Ballast, Dirt

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

28.6 mi
State: MN
Asphalt

Mesabi Trail

105.5 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Oliver-Wrenshall Trail

6.5 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass

Saunders State Trail

8.4 mi
State: WI
Ballast

Soo Line Trail - Northern Route

113 mi
State: MN
Ballast, Gravel

Soo Line Trail - Southern Route

105.6 mi
State: MN
Ballast, Gravel

Western Waterfront Trail

3.4 mi
State: MN
Gravel

Wild Rivers State Trail

104 mi
State: WI
Ballast, Gravel

Willard Munger State Trail (Alex Laveau Memorial Trail)

8.7 mi
State: MN
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Willard Munger State Trail (Matthew Lourey State Trail)

81.8 mi
State: MN
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Duluth Lakewalk extends between Canal Park and S. 60th Avenue E. near University Park. The southern half of the trail follows the shore of Lake Superior quite closely from the south end to 26th...
MN 7 mi Asphalt
This 98-mile, "interstate" trail crosses into Minnesota and then back again into Wisconsin on its way from St. Croix Falls to its connection with the Saunders State Trail just south of Superior. In...
MN 51 mi Ballast, Dirt
Then completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will traverse 88 paved miles between the cities of Two Harbors and Grand Marais on Lake Superior’s northern shore. Currently, several segments, totaling...
MN 28.6 mi Asphalt
Running through the colorful heart of northern Minnesota’s Iron Range region, the Mesabi Trail is well on its way to becoming one of the longer paved trails in the United States. When completed, the...
MN 105.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The 6.5-mile Oliver–Wrenshall Trail runs between Oliver, Wisconsin, and the Minnesota state line, where it continues to Wrenshall as the Alex Laveau section of the Willard Munger State Trail. The...
WI 6.5 mi Dirt, Grass
The 8.4-mile Saunders State Tail links with the Gandy Dancer Trail at Borea, southwest of Superior, and continues into Minnesota, where it is known as the Soo Line Trail (southern route). The trail is...
WI 8.4 mi Ballast
The Soo Line North Trail travels for 113 miles through forest and bog between Moose Lake in the south and Cass Lake in the north. The trail, which is popular with ATVs in the summer and snowmobiles in...
MN 113 mi Ballast, Gravel
The Soo Line Trail Southern Route is more popularly known as the Soo Line South ATV Trail. The converted rail-trail runs for 105.6 miles in Minnesota between Royalton and the Minnesota–Wisconsin state...
MN 105.6 mi Ballast, Gravel
Developed in 1988, the Western Waterfront Trail (WWT) offers direct access to the shoreline of the St. Louis River estuary in southwestern Duluth. The trail begins right across the street from the...
MN 3.4 mi Gravel
The Wild Rivers State Trail runs for 104 miles through Douglas, Washburn and Barron counties in northwest Wisconsin along an old railroad route between Superior and Rice Lake. The surface is compacted...
WI 104 mi Ballast, Gravel
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 Hinckley–Duluth, Alex...
MN 8.7 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
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 Hinckley–Duluth, Alex...
MN 70 mi Asphalt
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 Hinckley–Duluth, Alex...
MN 81.8 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

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Trails by activity

Willard Munger State Trail (Alex Laveau Memorial Trail)

MN - 8.7 miles

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 Hinckley–Duluth, Alex...

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

MN - 28.6 miles

Then completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will traverse 88 paved miles between the cities of Two Harbors and Grand Marais on Lake Superior’s northern shore. Currently, several segments, totaling...

Mesabi Trail

MN - 105.5 miles

Running through the colorful heart of northern Minnesota’s Iron Range region, the Mesabi Trail is well on its way to becoming one of the longer paved trails in the United States. When completed, the...

Duluth Lakewalk

MN - 7 miles

The Duluth Lakewalk extends between Canal Park and S. 60th Avenue E. near University Park. The southern half of the trail follows the shore of Lake Superior quite closely from the south end to 26th...

Accordion

Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

MN - 70 miles

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 Hinckley–Duluth, Alex...

Gandy Dancer Trail - Northern Section

MN - 51 miles

This 98-mile, "interstate" trail crosses into Minnesota and then back again into Wisconsin on its way from St. Croix Falls to its connection with the Saunders State Trail just south of Superior. In...

Wild Rivers State Trail

WI - 104 miles

The Wild Rivers State Trail runs for 104 miles through Douglas, Washburn and Barron counties in northwest Wisconsin along an old railroad route between Superior and Rice Lake. The surface is compacted...

Soo Line Trail - Northern Route

MN - 113 miles

The Soo Line North Trail travels for 113 miles through forest and bog between Moose Lake in the south and Cass Lake in the north. The trail, which is popular with ATVs in the summer and snowmobiles in...

Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

MN - 70 miles

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 Hinckley–Duluth, Alex...

Accordion

Duluth Lakewalk

MN - 7 miles

The Duluth Lakewalk extends between Canal Park and S. 60th Avenue E. near University Park. The southern half of the trail follows the shore of Lake Superior quite closely from the south end to 26th...

Western Waterfront Trail

MN - 3.4 miles

Developed in 1988, the Western Waterfront Trail (WWT) offers direct access to the shoreline of the St. Louis River estuary in southwestern Duluth. The trail begins right across the street from the...

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

MN - 28.6 miles

Then completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will traverse 88 paved miles between the cities of Two Harbors and Grand Marais on Lake Superior’s northern shore. Currently, several segments, totaling...

Soo Line Trail - Southern Route

MN - 105.6 miles

The Soo Line Trail Southern Route is more popularly known as the Soo Line South ATV Trail. The converted rail-trail runs for 105.6 miles in Minnesota between Royalton and the Minnesota–Wisconsin state...

Oliver-Wrenshall Trail

WI - 6.5 miles

The 6.5-mile Oliver–Wrenshall Trail runs between Oliver, Wisconsin, and the Minnesota state line, where it continues to Wrenshall as the Alex Laveau section of the Willard Munger State Trail. The...

Willard Munger State Trail (Matthew Lourey State Trail)

MN - 81.8 miles

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 Hinckley–Duluth, Alex...

Mesabi Trail

MN - 105.5 miles

Running through the colorful heart of northern Minnesota’s Iron Range region, the Mesabi Trail is well on its way to becoming one of the longer paved trails in the United States. When completed, the...

Willard Munger State Trail (Alex Laveau Memorial Trail)

MN - 8.7 miles

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 Hinckley–Duluth, Alex...

Saunders State Trail

WI - 8.4 miles

The 8.4-mile Saunders State Tail links with the Gandy Dancer Trail at Borea, southwest of Superior, and continues into Minnesota, where it is known as the Soo Line Trail (southern route). The trail is...

Gandy Dancer Trail - Northern Section

MN - 51 miles

This 98-mile, "interstate" trail crosses into Minnesota and then back again into Wisconsin on its way from St. Croix Falls to its connection with the Saunders State Trail just south of Superior. In...

Western Waterfront Trail

MN - 3.4 miles

Developed in 1988, the Western Waterfront Trail (WWT) offers direct access to the shoreline of the St. Louis River estuary in southwestern Duluth. The trail begins right across the street from the...

Willard Munger State Trail (Matthew Lourey State Trail)

MN - 81.8 miles

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 Hinckley–Duluth, Alex...

Mesabi Trail

MN - 105.5 miles

Running through the colorful heart of northern Minnesota’s Iron Range region, the Mesabi Trail is well on its way to becoming one of the longer paved trails in the United States. When completed, the...

Accordion

Soo Line Trail - Southern Route

MN - 105.6 miles

The Soo Line Trail Southern Route is more popularly known as the Soo Line South ATV Trail. The converted rail-trail runs for 105.6 miles in Minnesota between Royalton and the Minnesota–Wisconsin state...

Soo Line Trail - Northern Route

MN - 113 miles

The Soo Line North Trail travels for 113 miles through forest and bog between Moose Lake in the south and Cass Lake in the north. The trail, which is popular with ATVs in the summer and snowmobiles in...

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

MN - 28.6 miles

Then completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will traverse 88 paved miles between the cities of Two Harbors and Grand Marais on Lake Superior’s northern shore. Currently, several segments, totaling...

Saunders State Trail

WI - 8.4 miles

The 8.4-mile Saunders State Tail links with the Gandy Dancer Trail at Borea, southwest of Superior, and continues into Minnesota, where it is known as the Soo Line Trail (southern route). The trail is...

Willard Munger State Trail (Alex Laveau Memorial Trail)

MN - 8.7 miles

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 Hinckley–Duluth, Alex...

Wild Rivers State Trail

WI - 104 miles

The Wild Rivers State Trail runs for 104 miles through Douglas, Washburn and Barron counties in northwest Wisconsin along an old railroad route between Superior and Rice Lake. The surface is compacted...

Oliver-Wrenshall Trail

WI - 6.5 miles

The 6.5-mile Oliver–Wrenshall Trail runs between Oliver, Wisconsin, and the Minnesota state line, where it continues to Wrenshall as the Alex Laveau section of the Willard Munger State Trail. The...

Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

MN - 70 miles

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 Hinckley–Duluth, Alex...

Duluth Lakewalk

MN - 7 miles

The Duluth Lakewalk extends between Canal Park and S. 60th Avenue E. near University Park. The southern half of the trail follows the shore of Lake Superior quite closely from the south end to 26th...

Recent Trail Reviews

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

Gooseberry to Silver Bay and back

September, 2020 by mjbrown218

Wow, this trail is stunning and fun! Some sections offered beautiful expansive views of Lake Superior, while others were more forested. Lots of hills and twists and turns made for a fun and varied ride. We started at the very beginning of the trail in Gooseberry, which takes you through the state park. We went on a Monday and the section through the state park was mildly busy, but as soon as we got outside the park we hardly saw anyone.

Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

Great Trail

August, 2020 by thebecks2018

We started in Carlton and biked 14 miles Round trip to Buffalo House Bar in Duluth where we stopped for beer. Love this easy flat trail, with some slight inclines along the way.

Western Waterfront Trail

Bugs for DAYS

July, 2020 by davidleex23

I took my wife and 9 month baby. We were able to take some great photos on the two small docks we came across along the trial. The trial is labeled wheelchair accessible so we were expecting a baby stroller friendly trial, but it was a pretty bumpy ride for our girl. I wouldn't recommend a stroller as the trial is mostly crushed rocks. The trial is scenic as we trek through, but was ended shortly as there were way too many insects (mayfly) swarming us. It was relentless, constant smacking in the face with these one inch long bugs (almost 3 inch including tail). We went in mid July and point of entry was from Pulaski Street. Either it was just that area or maybe during that time the Mayflys were out in force that season just come prepared for this scenario if bugs don't bug you

Accordion

Willard Munger State Trail (Matthew Lourey State Trail)

it's another free, gorgeous state park. give it the review it deserves.

May, 2020 by aaron.pallesen86

it's another free, gorgeous state park. give it the review it deserves.

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

Skating G-berry to Silver Bay

September, 2019 by rmaron

A great trail for inline skating. It is paved 10 feet wide and well maintained. There are some hills that had me breathing hard while skating up, and I was braking coming down quite a few.

The VIEW TRAIL MAP on this website is out of date. It shows the trail ending at a gravel parking lot at Beaver Bay (at the intersection of Rt 61 and Lax Lake Road). That gravel lot has been replaced by a paved lot with bathrooms and drinking fountains. Also there is now a nice smooth 10 foot wide paved bike path from there along Rt 61 to West Road, and up along West Road to the next segment of Gitchi Gami that leads to Silver Bay.

The segment from this new parking lot to Silver Bay was my favorite. Once you start up West Road it is quiet & hilly.

Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

Nice MN Trail

September, 2019 by adventureskating.com

Skated from Duluth to Hinckley & really enjoyed this trail. Very flat, never used the brakes once. The northern 15 miles are beautifully paved and the most scenic I think, but there is still plenty of worthwhile appeal for the rest of the trail. There are some spots of rough pavement but it's manageable. The majority is average as far as pavement quality is concerned.

Water is few and far between, so plan to bring a lot. I got some in Carlton, and then had to go into Moose Lake and Finlayson to find anywhere to get water.

Duluth Lakewalk

Okay but bumpy!

August, 2019 by kjhardyman

Was an okay trail. Beautiful along the shore, but lots of foot traffic to watch for and watch for all the bumps! Lots of picnic areas and benches. Unfortunately, it does not go to the lift bridge now, it just suddenly ends and is being renovated. Going north, less traffic, lots of flowers, but also lots of street crossings.

Duluth Lakewalk

Renovations

August, 2019 by rkberger

Was our first time riding on this trail. Had no clue from any websites that they were renovating the trail. Very unclear signage. Some was still nicely paved along lake shore but majority was on busy highway or sidewalks where nobody trims their bushes. Won't be going back anytime soon.

Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

Needs repair

July, 2019 by daveauchter24

The trail from Hinckley to Sandstone is in dire need of resurfacing. Many parallel and perpendicular cracks have widened and pose a safety hazard. There are also numerous places along the trail from Finlayson to Matowa where wash outs have occurred and it’s been a couple years and still no blacktop ....just gravel. This beautiful trail is not getting the attention it needs because no one is demanding it.

Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

Beautiful ride

July, 2019 by djwolter

I started in Finlayson and rode to Moose Lake and back. This is a well-maintained and very pristine trail. Beautiful views and not a lot of traffic. There is quite a bit in Moose Lake in terms of food and beverages, so I’d recommend a stop there!

Tri-County Corridor Trail

MIxed-use with challenges

September, 2018 by estimatehub

This trail is on the looser end of the limestone bed trails. It's open to ATV's, so the surface is not as hard-packed as many. I would recommend mountain bike tires, but we did a stretch on hybrid size and did ok. The Ashland end is great, with pavement all the way and a nice loop that puts you along Lake Superior for some great views.

Osaugie Trail

Very scenic trail

September, 2018 by estimatehub

This is a fun trail if you like urban and scenic mixed together. Lots to see and explore along the way. Best signage on a trail we've ever seen. Take time to see the Bong Museum, great displays and history of the area. The bridge onto Barkers Island is a nice connection and a safe, relaxed place to ride.

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