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Willard Munger State Trail

#38 of 94 things to do in Duluth Features Animals
Duluth, MN
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Scenic Trail Riding

Loved riding the Munger Trail. Mostly paved, some gravel spots waiting for repairs from storm... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Kim P
Duluth, Minnesota
via mobile
Trail not in great shape

We stayed at the Munger Inn at the trail,head. Long gradual climb, some nice old railway cuts and... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Traverse City, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Loved riding the Munger Trail. Mostly paved, some gravel spots waiting for repairs from storm damage. Wooded, rock cliffs, wildlife. Some long easy climbing hills (but what goes up must come down). Also using the trail were hikers, runners, and birders, Great for the family.

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed at the Munger Inn at the trail,head. Long gradual climb, some nice old railway cuts and views of the river valley. Lots of gravel sections which would be hell on skinny tired bikes. Could use better signage. We had no idea how far...More

1  Thank philkeeling1
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Biking this trail is a blast. People also walk, run or roller-blade. All sorts of activity on the trail! Many people using it, so I never felt too isolated. The trail is nice, but going to the upper ridge by the Buffalo house is not...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Seems like the last time I came up to bike here they had sections that suddenly were gravel! But then I think it was due to some bad weather. Now there are many areas that are waiting to be finished. You can still ride it...More

Thank JGluvsMexico
Reviewed 24 June 2016

The trail is mostly paved with some gravel patches but not bad. We took it from the Williard Mungar Inn and it is an incline all the way- we went about 8 miles and had a very nice lunch at the Buffalo Creek Inn. Going...More

Thank Debra T
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We enjoyed cycling the trail and roller blading. Easy to access and miles of paved trails, interesting rock cuts along an old railway line.

Thank MaryLCTBay
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Bridges cliffs, trees multi use perfect. Went snowmobiling here stayed at the William munger inn, was the perfect location to snowmobile this trail.

Thank minniehappyreturns
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Went on a hike for a few miles in January 2016. It is a beautiful and well maintained trail. It was snow covered during the time I was there. The views were amazing. I am excited to try biking on the trail this spring. A...More

Thank 18330amp
Reviewed 25 December 2015

Well, this trail is good for whatever activities you're into. We enjoy using it for snowmobiling and four wheeling.

Thank AttractionUSA
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Spent a couple hours on an October afternoon at Mungwr Trail at Ely'S Peak. It is a high spot to biew the St Louis river and Lake Superior with beautiful fall colors. Climbed around on the rocks and up to the peak. Also an old...More

Thank rlnelson5
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Jan Jimmy L
hi im walking this trail on monday. id like to walk from duluth. do the whole trail. im curious. is the stretch from duluth to carlton unusable? i know its closed, but did you walk that part?
28 October 2015|
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Response from Michael V | Reviewed this property |
Good morning, Sorry we did not ride that part of the trail. I would suggest calling the Jay Cook State Park Ranger's office to get the definitive answer to the question. They could also tell you if it has snowed up there... More