Superior, WI Birding Trails and Maps

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Alborn-Pengilly Trail

42 mi
State: MN
Ballast, Gravel

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

Oliver-Wrenshall Trail

6.5 mi
State: WI
Dirt, Grass

Osaugie Trail

5 mi
State: WI
Asphalt

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

Superior Hiking Trail

310 mi
State: MN
Dirt

Tri-County Corridor Trail

61.8 mi
State: WI
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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 Alborn-Pengilly Trail runs for 42 miles along a former railroad corridor between Pengilly and Alborn. The easy terrain is a mix of woodland, lakes and wetlands, open space, and the occasional...
MN 42 mi Ballast, Gravel
The C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail extends more than 140 miles through some of Minnesota's most spectacular scenery, winding through the rugged woodlands that line the shore of Lake Superior....
MN 146 mi Dirt
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
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 Osaugie Trail leads users past various landmarks along Superior’s waterfront, including the S.S. Meteor Whaleback Ship Museum, Barker's Island, and the Burlington Ore Dock, where the Edmund...
WI 5 mi Asphalt
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
The Superior Hiking Trail is a long distance footpath modeled after the Appalachian Trail that follows the shore of Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota. The trail is 1,750 feet above sea level and...
MN 310 mi Dirt
Get away from it all on the Tri-County Corridor Trail. Pick up this North Woods rail-trail in Superior, where it connects with the more urban Osaugie Trail, which extends farther west. Spanning the...
WI 61.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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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Duluth Lakewalk

very uncomfortable ride

September, 2021 by pambelknap1

I have never ridden such a badly-maintained bike trail as this. The views from Canal Park are beautiful if you pull off but on the trail you have to be alert to pedestrians (even while next to the pedestrian walkway since people was on the bike way as well), and ongoing cracks, bumps and potholes. Words cannot describe how bad it is. Plus there are no instructions signs or maps along the way. Very, very disappointing. no signage

Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

Hinckley to Duluth

September, 2021 by bhapp

We rode the full 70 miles from the southern end in Hinckley to the northern end in Duluth. We hit a perfect weather day with temperatures in the 60’s and low 70’s. In general the trail is slightly narrower than other rail trails we have ridden. The trail has many perpendicular cracks that can be big occasionally. That is more of an issue if you are riding a road bike with narrow (25cm or less) tires. If you are running on wider (lower pressure) tires it may not be an issue. Much of the hazards are marked with paint but a bridge within about 1 mile of the north end had a crack/dip hazard that could have been dangerous if we didn’t notice it. Most of the bridges had very smooth transitions which was nice. There are many street/driveway crossings which require you to slow down. In Moose Lake the trail ends abruptly and detours onto the road. It is not well marked on how to rejoin the trail which picks up about 1 mile down the road. We had to ask locals for directions to find our way. There are not many places along the trail to get a bite to eat. We were surprised to not see any wild life along the trail. All in all we enjoyed the trail but it is not as nice as some other rail trails we have ridden.

Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

Hinckley to Duluth

September, 2021 by bhapp

We rode the full 70 miles from the southern end in Hinckley to the northern end in Duluth. We hit a perfect weather day with temperatures in the 60’s and low 70’s. In general the trail is slightly narrower than other rail trails we have ridden. The trail has many perpendicular cracks that can be big occasionally. That is more of an issue if you are riding a road bike with narrow (25cm or less) tires. If you are running on wider (lower pressure) tires it may not be an issue. Much of the hazards are marked with paint but a bridge within about 1 mile of the north end had a crack/dip hazard that could have been dangerous if we didn’t notice it. Most of the bridges had very smooth transitions which was nice. There are many street/driveway crossings which require you to slow down. In Moose Lake the trail ends abruptly and detours onto the road. It is not well marked on how to rejoin the trail which picks up about 1 mile down the road. We had to ask locals for directions to find our way. There are not many places along the trail to get a bite to eat. We were surprised to not see any wild life along the trail. All in all we enjoyed the trail but it is not as nice as some other rail trails we have ridden.

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Duluth Lakewalk

beautiful ride

August, 2021 by cab8902

Canal Park to Brighton Beach is a beautiful ride! This was my first paved trail ride in me Pedego Element!

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

Very hilly, make sure your fit. It was a gorgeous, clean and fun trail.

June, 2021 by kvang007

Very hilly, make sure your fit. It was a gorgeous, clean and fun trail.

Superior Hiking Trail

Two very different sections of the SHT, both great!

June, 2021 by ebaker6101

We hiked two sections of the SHT at the beginning of June, the first was in Duluth and went up about 1.5 miles to Enger Tower by way of Twin Ponds. The first section was a little iffy, there seemed to be some homeless camps set up at the bottom of the trail, but they didn't bother us. The rest of the trail was very well labeled, and had boards across the marshy parts.

The second section we did started up north about an hour, from Beaver Bay to Silver Bay. It was a beautiful landscape, and I almost felt like I was hiking up in the Pacific Northwest. This section of the trail had lots of elevation gain and loss, which made it more interesting for being a Minnesota/Wisconsin type hike. Our favorite section of the trail was at the beginning, where you follow the Beaver River and a few places with falls. We saw lots of waterfowl (a momma Grebe and 10 babies was the highlight), and even a beaver out nibbling on logs. The later sections of the trail had some really great views of Silver Bay and we stopped for lunch up at the top. Definitely watch out for ticks though, we stopped for lunch and I caught two climbing up my boots, we managed to shake out another in the car ride back to Duluth.

Osaugie Trail

Osaugie Trail is good alternative to the road in Superior

June, 2021 by ebaker6101

We did the Osaugie Trail at the beginning of June, and it was great because we picked it up right near Barkers Island and were able to take it all the way down to Moccasin Mike, which takes you out to the Wisconsin side sandbar. The trail in Superior was in decent condition, though the one wooden bridge you have to cross is sinking a little bit, had a hard landing on one side.

The Osaugie trail does blend into the Tri County Corridor Trail, which isn't quite bike friendly, since it shares the space with ATVs. I've got 2" tires on my gravel bike and had no issues, but my parents had hybrid/commuter style tires and had to ride along the edge for the mile or so past Loons Landing until the trail turned into half asphalt and half gravel.

The trail was very well marked with mileage, areas of interest in Superior at each road crossing, and indications with which trails were joining together.

Willard Munger State Trail (Hinckley-Duluth)

Great experience on Willard Munger!

June, 2021 by ebaker6101

We did the Willard Munger State Trail at the beginning of June and it was a fantastic trail! The first section coming out of Duluth was absolutely beautiful, there was some damage to the trail, but it was all clearly marked with spray paint so there was no danger of hitting any pot holes or cracks unless you weren't paying attention. The beginning had the most elevation gain and loss of the entire trail, but you barely even notice it. The gorge outside of Carlton was super scenic, and the rest of the trail down to Hinckley had tons of wildlife (swans, grouse, guinea fowl, deer, etc.). The lower sections of the trail starting near Barnum were definitely hot later in the day, and tree cover started to disappear, but overall this trail was excellently laid out and a ton of fun to ride!

Osaugie Trail

Needs maintenance

June, 2021 by ejroadfeldt

This trail has seen better days. The first section from the Bong Museum to Loon Landing is decent, but a portion of the trail after that is soft gravel awaiting new asphalt, and I came across one biker who gave up and turned around, and another biker who lost control of her tricycle and crashed down an embankment. However, if you ride through the gravel (or take side streets) and venture down Moccasin Mike Rd. to Wisconsin Point (in light traffic), you will not be disappointed! Great scenic ride. Smooth road.

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

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