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“Spectacular Hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Park Point Nature Trail

Park Point Nature Trail
Duluth, MN
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Ranked #38 of 92 things to do in Duluth
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Minneapolis
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“Spectacular Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Been to Duluth many times but just discovered this gem the last time we were there.

We had always driven to "the end" of the point but it wasn't until I checked my phone's satellite maps that I realized that the end of the road is nowhere near the end of the point! If you want to get to the end of the point, you have to take this beautiful path, which is approximately 2 miles long. It's a very flat and easy hike - the only 'hazards' are some sand and a bit of poison ivy (I had shorts on and had no issues).

We were there the weekend of "Tall Ships" where the crowds were nearly unbearable, but we saw maybe 4 other people in the entire 2 hour time we did this trail. Park near the airport and start walking - once you're past the airport, you enter an old-growth forest, continue on many sandy paths, past a very interesting, 150-year-old lighthouse ruin, and finally to the end of the point where the views of the lake are spectacular. On the way back we walked the shore beach for about half the distance, and you really feel like you're walking the ocean - it's simply beautiful.

We brought our 6 and 8 year old boys and with some encouragement they had no problems hiking out to the end of the point and back.

Visited July 2013
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hermantown
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“What ppl really want to see in Duluth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

is fairly clean, part is city Park. water & beach very clean, the view goes on forever of lake. Always cool too cold to swim but who cares

Visited September 2011
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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“my favorite thing to do when in Duluth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

this is a great flat hike out beyond the airstrip on Park Point. Lightly used. really interesting. sandy!

Visited July 2012
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“Beautiful sandy hike through pine trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Be careful about the poison ivy, in season. Very nice, gentle trail.

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“Diverse Natural Landscape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

We began our hike in a dense fog, picking up the trail on a boardwalk that straddles a beautiful landscape of grassy sand dunes. Once we hit the sand, we struggled for footing in the loose sand. Since it was early April, the shores were still obscured with thick, chunky ice, covered in spots by the iron-colored sand of the surrounding area giving the scene a Martian landscape quality. We eventually picked up the trail in the center of the park, beneath the tall pine canopy and had a straight shot to the 100-yr old lighthouse ruin. It was an awesome place and we had it all to ourselves since it was too cold for most other tourists this time of year.

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