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Willard Munger State Trail

Duluth, MN
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Ranked #19 of 45 attractions in Duluth
Type: Biking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Sep 28, 2013
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Marshalltown, Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My husband has just gotten back into biking following some major health problems, and this was the perfect trail for him. It is flat, paved and scenic in the area we rode from Carlton to Duluth and back. The gorge just east of Carlton has a beautiful bridge from which to appreciate the scene, and bike racks you can lock... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Really beautiful trail that runs for 63 miles from Hinkley to Duluth. The entire thing is paved, although there are a few spots where the pavement got washed out by the floods of 2012. There was dirt/ gravel in those sections, which were no more than 200 feet in any one spot. Easily rideable with a road bike, as long... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We biked from Hinkley to Carlton on the first day. Very flat, mainly open with views of farm fields. Second day biked from Carlton to Duluth and back, very scenic, more rolling hills, much more beautiful than the first day. No places right off the trail to stop for refreshments unlike the Hinckley to Carlton stretch. Recommend stopping at The... More

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We just did the southern half of the Willard Munger Trail this past weekend. The trip from Hinkley to Barnum was very easy and enjoyable. Most of the people that we talked to seemed to think that this was the "boring" part of the trail, but we found it to be delightful! The trail crosses three or four rivers and... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Wonderful Trail for biking, hiking or skating. A gem. Pet friendly and safe. Trail mostly completely repaired.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

What a gorgeous example of what makes Minnesota special. Woods, meadows and streams bordered by wild flowers and grazing deer. A level, well maintained trail that appeals to all ages and many levels of fitness.

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Proctor, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We are on the Munger quite often throughout the year, whether it's hiking, biking, or inline skating. There are some very nice views and it's pretty smooth for the most part. Right now they're working on sections of the trail, which make it tough for inline skating, but you can still bike and hike through those spots.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Munger Trail, especially the portion from West Duluth to Carleton and back is one of the finest in the mid-west. It has a gentle grade and spectacular scenery. I recommend starting in Duluth biking to Carleton and then returning to Duluth with a lunch stop at the Buffalo House. The total distance of this ride is about 25 miles,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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386 reviews 386 reviews
134 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

If you're a bike rider, trail has to be added to your must-ride list. It's worth a trip to Duluth just to ride this trail from Duluth to Carlton. There are so many scenic areas on this trail and overlooks that plan on more time than you'd normally plan on for a ride of this distance. The trail hooks up... More

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Finlayson, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is a long trail, accessible at many points for briefer sojourns. Don't miss the Finlayson to Rutledge run -- which was re-routed to leave a farm field intacts and takes you down hills through woods to wetlands and then up again. The Jay Cooke State Park stretch is also pretty great riding.

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