Week Seven: Duluth Traverse Connector Trails

June 16, 2017 10:23 AM

They connect many of the major trails to one another.  

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"East Duluth to Central Duluth to West Duluth," Ross Fraboni, a service mechanic for Ski Hut, said.  

They're part of the Duluth Traverse Trail master plan made by the city.   

"They work by cutting through parts of the hillside,  connecting different trail meccas to each other, with as little road travel as possible," Andrew Kilness, a Ski Hut Sales Associate, said.  

Frequent trail riders use them often, but you're new to the trails, you might not know about them.     

"They're pretty easy trails," Kilness said.  "They're kind of made for all ability levels so that everyone can use the trails."

"I have a great commute in on a mountain bike," Fraboni said.  "Whenever I want to ride, I can find a way here with very limited traffic."

Ski Hut says they're mostly marked the same way the major trails are, but the whole system isn't connected quite yet. 

"I think at this point they're around 70-80% done,"  Kilness said.  "Most of the trails are pretty connected, there's a few spots in between different trail areas that aren't connected yet, but they're working pretty fast on it."

Because of the rain this week, all trails are closed except Hartley and Mont Du Lac.  


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