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Willard Munger State Trail

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Address: Duluth, MN
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A great place to bike -- but there's construction till Aug 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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; and the detour directions are not clear -- we ran into hikers who helped us... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 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 how long that will take. This is a beautiful bike path, a real gem.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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 trail, so it's great for bikes too. They have special dog, horse and cross skiing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 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, and wide. Beautiful walk bordering residential area and natural woodlands. Would recommend this for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 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!

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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 .

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We've gone on this trail many times, and it's a great way to go south out of Duluth. The first 15 miles from Duluth to Carlton are the most scenic, but it's pleasant after that as well. There was some extensive damage to the trail between Duluth and Carlton due to the June 2012 flood, but it's largely repaired (there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We brought everyone's bikes up for a long weekend and had a blast seeing the fall colors along the State Trail. It is nice and flat, even the 5 year old kept up for miles and miles. It is well maintained and very scenic. Loved it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

we biked the alex laveau trail which is a spur trail off of the wmt just outside of carlton mn. the trail is 7 miles to highway 23. 14 miles round trip. the trail is beautiful with the fall colors.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is my favorite bike ride to take with a spouse or a couple friends. It is so beautiful. It's still a little broken up from the flood a couple years ago but if you are on a bike it doesn't matter. For inline skaters - it would be difficult. I love how you can go as far as you... More 

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Address: Duluth, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth

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