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Willard Munger State Trail

#37 of 94 things to do in Duluth Features Animals
Duluth, MN
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Biking is the way to go!

I can't wait for the repairs to be complete on the trail between Carlton and Duluth, as it is one... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2015
Burnell P
Gig Harbor, Washington
Great for biking

We didn't have any bikes but I do know you can rent them in Duluth. So we just took a nice walk... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2015
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

I can't wait for the repairs to be complete on the trail between Carlton and Duluth, as it is one of the most beautiful bike trails in Minnesota. An easy 14 miles downhill, with lots of woods, birds, and other wildlife to sight along the...More

1  Thank Burnell P
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We didn't have any bikes but I do know you can rent them in Duluth. So we just took a nice walk. The trail goes for miles and is completely paved. easy going to Duluth harder on the return more up hill.

1  Thank minneapol
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Willard Munger trail is a great ride through some beautiful northern Minnesota scenery. There has been some construction the last few years due to some big storms in Duluth. But these improvements will make the trail more enjoyable in the future.

Thank DougHMn
Reviewed 7 August 2015

This was our first ride on the Willard Munger State Trail. On this first of what will be several trips to this trail, we rode to the trail from the main lot at Jay Cook State Park up to the trail; which was a steady...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We started on the bike path, planning to go out to Carleton from the trailhead in Duluth. The only problem is that about 5 miles in, it is under construction and it is not easy to push bikes through the hiking trails to work around;...More

3  Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Before the major flood, this was a great biking trail. There have been various sections of the trail that they are trying to repair, and the last time I was walking on the trail, a sign mentioned closure due to railroad work -- not sure...More

1  Thank snowy_and_sunny
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We usually pick up the trail in Carlton, MN because we can walk to Jay Cooke Park from there. There are several different ares to connect to the trail. You can also bike from there into the West end of Duluth. It is a paved...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 29 April 2015

This is an excellent rail bed trail. The section I walked was from Carlton to the Jay Cooke State Park. I walked about 2 1/2 miles of the trail after walking the Carlton Trail in the park. The section I walked was completely level, paved,...More

Thank Trafcon
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We loved the fall colours here on our wedding anniversary - just wished we had brought our bikes along although walking was good also. Since we are geocachers, we loved finding the caches along here. Would love to come back to Duluth area again!

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Nice trail to run, jog, roller blade.. At the top is a wonderful view of the city . Good place to take the family for a good safe workout .

Thank hambel60
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Jan Jimmy L
hi im walking this trail on monday. id like to walk from duluth. do the whole trail. im curious. is the stretch from duluth to carlton unusable? i know its closed, but did you walk that part?
28 October 2015|
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Response from Michael V | Reviewed this property |
Good morning, Sorry we did not ride that part of the trail. I would suggest calling the Jay Cook State Park Ranger's office to get the definitive answer to the question. They could also tell you if it has snowed up there... More