Duluth’s natural surface trails closed for Spring thaw

It’s that time of year again, when the spring thaw has turned some of our trails to mud. Until things dry out, the City of Duluth has closed all natural surface trails.

The Parks and Recreation division says the wet soil conditions make natural surface trails vulnerable to significant damage if walked or ridden on at this time. The City will reopen trails once conditions improve. Trail conditions are updated on the City’s website.

All City of Duluth cross-country ski trails will remain open for skiing, as long as snow is covering the trails. The City says hiking on ski trails is not allowed while snow is on the ground.

Paved and gravel surface trails are unaffected by this seasonal closure and remain open for use. That includes:

  • Willard Munger State Trail
  • Campus Connector Trail between CSS and UMD, and along Tischer Creek
  • Cross-City Trail from Bayfront to Irving Park
  • Duluth Lakewalk
  • Old Hartley Road
  • Amity Creek Trail
  • Duluth Winnipeg and Pacitif Railway (DWP) Trail
  • Waabizheshikana: The Martin Trail