Duluth Natural surface trails closed due to wet conditions

It’s a sure sign of spring. The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation has closed all-natural surface trails due to the annual spring thaw until further notice. The trails will be reopening once conditions dry up. City officials say the trails can be significantly damaged if used by the public on foot or bike. Erosion and ruts can cause severe damage to the popular trails in the Duluth area.

All City of Duluth cross-country ski trails remain open for skiing as long as snow covers the trails. Hiking on ski trails is not
permitted while snow is on the ground.

The Parks and Recreation Department reminds the public that paved and gravel surface trails provide opportunities for walking or cycling.

  • A one-mile section of the Munger State Recreation Trail from Pulaski Street to Beaudry Street
  • The Campus Connector Trail between the College of St. Scholastica and UMD and along Tischer Creek
  • The Cross-City Trail from Bayfront Park through Lincoln Park
  • Duluth Lakewalk
  • Beaches along Minnesota Point
  • Old Hartley Road
  • Amity Creek Equestrian Trail
  • Duluth Winnipeg and Pacific Railway (DWP) Trail
  • Waabizheshikana (formerly known as the Western Waterfront Trail)

City crews will monitor the condition of the natural surface trails and send an update when they improve.