Lester River Trail and Amity East

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Lester Park

Lester River Trail and Amity East is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Duluth, Minnesota that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.1 miElevation gain410 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViews
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Andrew Nelson
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I loved the trail...started right in Lester Park rather than the trailhead listed here. Went counter clockwise. The first 2 miles are AMAZING! After that it is also beautiful...however...the trails isn’t clearly marked as you return south. You can’t get lost...because there are multiple ways to return to the park...but it’s frustrating to find the actual trail. I ended up in the road for a while. Yak Trax or micro spikes are an absolute must. It also totals about 6 miles.

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Emma DeRubeis
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HikingGreat!Icy

Pretty winter trail along the river with great views over the bridge, however it was super icy and we weren’t quite sure where the best trail was vs the ski trail. Recommend for a quick hike, but I’ll visit other trails next time!

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Jonah Short-Miller
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Beautiful trail, though very icy. Had a nice loop with great wintery views.

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Tasha Ellis
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Lots of nice views, but a lot of trails are beaten down from all the bikers. Definitely more of a moderate trail with a lot of ups and downs!

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Scott Newman
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Emilia Smith
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Bonnie Savo
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Marc Alexander
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HikingGreat!

In the 4 days I visited Duluth, this was one of my favorite trails. Nice scenery, not crowded, beautiful streams and waterfalls, and varied terrain. It was all good

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Natalya Bushmich
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Beautiful trail! Have to have a map with you. I used map trail from the app. I think I would get lost without it. Over all dry nice. Good for hiking and biking. Would be awesome for skiing in the winter. Definitely coming back!

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Chris Tookey
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Nice recovery hike. Well set up for mountain biking with lots of rolling hills and occasional waterfall

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Dean Gobrecht
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Robin Montpetit Rodgers
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Nice trail with some manageable ups & downs .

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Amanda Prechel
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Arielle Mace
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Great trail! I wasn’t on it the whole way, more wandering in and out with my dogs, but beautiful scenery and lots of river access for water breaks

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Jennifer Wyers
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Great loop trail! Pretty heavily trafficked by young kids going swimming and mountain bikers sipping around sharp corners. Signage wasn’t great... had to keep checking the map on my phone to make sure we weren’t crossing paths.

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Kenzie Boysen
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Amity side of the pathway not well marked. Otherwise beautiful!

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Chase F
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Beautiful area- wish there was more directional signage.

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Sophie O’Rourke
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Nichole Hanson
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Alexis Nyholm
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Great trails!

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Alec Olson
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Marc Hendrickson
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Beautiful snowshoeing area. Snow was plenty, you must stay off the groomed ski trail but cutting thru the woods provides the chances to see deer during the winter.

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Todd Becker
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We hiked 6 miles at Lester it’s an easy trail that is very scenic. Some of the biggest white birch trees I have ever seen along with Douglas fir and white pine to name a few. This trail veers away from Lester river for most of the way.

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Scott Johnson
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Nice trail to hike on just wish some of the cross trails were clearly marked as we did end up taking a different trail just so we wouldn’t get lost.

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Shane Goerges
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Hiking

Great trail to take a group hike on. It's really easy to get distrcted and get off the path and climb the rocks on the river.

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Yolanda N Harden
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We enjoyed this trail. Even our corgi did great! Will hike it again!

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Madi King
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Tucked away on the north end of Duluth, this was a pleasant hike. The views were beautiful and at times peaceful. It was a fairly high trafficked area, perhaps it was the day. Trail comes complete with various terrains, flowing water, and a nice waterfall. We hiked this with our family, a five year old and an English bulldog (who by no means was built for the great outdoors,) and all managed nicely. This trail is worth seeking out. (Hiked April/2015)

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Katie Jackson
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Trail is becoming overgrown by tall grass. It’s also very difficult to follow as there are not cross country ski trails & mountain biking trails that cross over it in several places. Epilepsy who previously commented about seeing bikers were likely on the amity west trail instead.

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Janet Schroeder
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Great hike. you can go for a long hike. more bikers than hikers.

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