Parks & Recreation Trail Update: August 16, 2012
For more information on trails in the City of Duluth, including opportunities for upcoming trail related work, contact Judy Gibbs, Trails Coordinator at 218-269-4712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chester Park: Ski trails suffered damage and two bridges over Chester Creek are out. Use caution. It is not recommended for folks to use the trails between Skyline Parkway and E 4th Street, although people are successfully navigating the Superior Hiking Trail that runs mostly along the west side of the creek. Use extreme caution.
Hartley Park: All trails open throughout the park. Use caution on hiking trails to and from Rock Knob due to severe rutting from flood.
Lester Park: All ski trails open. There is slumping at the overlook of the Lester River between intersections B & C. Use caution on that edge. All multiple use trails (COGGS hiking/biking) are open. The hiking trails along lower Amity Creek are still in rough shape; use caution.
Piedmont Park: All ski trails open. There are several culverts out; use caution. All multiple use trails (COGGS/SHT biking/hiking) are open and suffered little to no damage.
Congdon Park trails: the natural surface footpath on the east side of Tischer Creek from Lakeview Drive to E 4th street is open and in good shape. The paved bikepath and the walking trail on the west side of the creek is closed from Vermilion Street to E 4th Street until further notice. The paved bikepath and gravel walking path from E 4th Street to Superior Street is open and in fairly good shape. Use caution as there is a major slump on the gravel trail. The historic stone walking path disappears in many sections and the trail is difficult to follow.
Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve: All trails open. The Amity Creek Trail is open. However, use caution as there are several slumps. At the junction of Skyline Parkway there are several erosion spots; use caution.
Magney-Snively Park: The SHT through the park is open. Ski trails remain closed as usual to summer traffic as they retain too much water to be usable except in winter. The parking area for the SHT trailhead is only accessible from Beck's Road and Western Skyline Parkway, as the road is closed between Spirit Mountain and the Magney parking area.
Park Point Nature Trail: the sandy trail to the end of Park Point is open and in good condition. Watch for poison ivy along the trail.
Grassy Point Trail: Grassy Point Trail is open and in good condition.
Western Waterfront Trail: the WWFT is open and in good shape. Recent construction to remove the Kingsbury Creek culvert has been completed and the trail restored.
Lakewalk: the Lakewalk is completely open.
The Superior Hiking Trail: is open in Duluth except in the far western stretches in Mission Creek and Jay Cooke Park. Those sections remain closed until further notice. Use caution on all stretches, as slides, slumps and washouts occurred across the 40 miles of trail.
Enger Park Trails: trails are in mostly good condition. Use caution at the top of the trail to Twin Ponds from the park as it has severe washouts.
Lincoln Park Trails: the paved bike paths in Lincoln Park are closed. The hiking trail alongside Miller Creek is open, however, exercise caution as the trail was washed away in several locations, including next to the pedestrian bridge near the top of the trail. Work to restore the hiking trail will begin August 20th and will continue until completion. The work will be done by the Community Action Duluth’s “Trail Recovery Corps.”
Neighborhood Connector Trails: trails from various Duluth neighborhoods to maintained trail systems are in various states of repair. Use caution.
Irving Bike Path - closed until further notice
Kingsbury Creek Trails - closed until further notice
Mission Creek Trails - closed until further notice
Munger Trail - closed from Duluth to Carlton until further notice
Western Duluth Snowmobile Trails - closed until further notice