Explore the most popular hiking trails near Duluth with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Bubbling brooks, deep woods, beautiful overlooks, breathtaking in Autumn

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.

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

walking
29 days ago

I really enjoy the lake walk (the 3.5 miles by the waterside). I recommend going early enough to see the sun rise.

walking
1 month ago

This is not a hike but a long walk. Only 3 miles of the trail is along the water the rest is along a main road with lots of traffic. Don’t think I’ll do the part not along water again.

Trail in great condition. Wonderful views of harbor and some terrific time in woods. Going beyond the SHTA Loop Trail brings in a very nice hike along a creek gorge.

1 month ago

Great trail

First time on the loop. Beautiful views of city and fun trail!!

fairly easy loop trail. Many intertwined mountain bike and ski trails so know which one you are on.

walking
2 months ago

You can run, walk, or even road bike the lake walk. Currently it's under construction due to a severe storm this past year that tore it apart so a small piece of it is blocked off but you can still get through! Just have to share the way with bicyclists. I've spent my whole life on this lake walk enjoying it and it never gets old.

mountain biking
4 months ago

great challenging trail. good climb

Easy access hiking from the Superior Hiking Trail parking lot, very well marked, well maintained loop. By my GPS, the loop was about 3.2 miles from the parking lot and back. It is a different loop than shown on the trail description, but not hard to navigate. I am traveling through (not local) and grateful for the ease of this trail - thanks to the folks who put the work in to make it so nice!

nice, low end of moderate, hike with nice views of Duluth and the harbor. well-marked trail with shade from trees on most of the trail. the wildflowers were just starting to bloom!

Love this Hike, it’s one of my favorite spots to hike along the SHT. Beautiful views, great work out, lots of ups and downs, little streams and cricks, trees, wild flowers, and beautiful views. We bring our dog and let him hike off leash on this trail. It’s a great one!

5 months ago

Not my favorite trail, but still nice. A lot of sandy sections.

walking
5 months ago

Absolutely wonderful trail that runs along the southwestern most tip of Lake Superior. It's paved and ends in Canal Park, a staple of Duluth. It connects with other trails in the city so you can use it to go for a nice bike ride or run!

Somewhat ugly but relatively quiet

First, the positive. The path has a wide variety of wildlife and is relatively peaceful. I would choose to go for evening runs on this path instead of a hike. It is paved and very wide. A great place to be left alone or walk dogs. Photographing nesting or migratory bird populations is easy and enjoyable here.

The negatives of this trail: Relatively flat and would be very ugly without the wildlife population because it just isn't a scenic area of town. There are a lot of houses and a couple loud roads nearby. Was told by the Parks and Rec Office in Duluth that they are paving large portions of area surrounding the trail to make a large parking lot close to waterfront.

If you want to see the "good" of this trail, go this year before construction is slated to begin.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail for an urban area. Views of harbor and neighborhoods below. Birds flying overhead. Used Uber to return to my car. Great way to spend a few hours.

11 months ago

Love this trail!

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Easy and quiet, a favorite little trail!

hiking
Friday, June 23, 2017

Nice trail overall. A bit hard to walk in some areas because of sand.

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Good to hike if you live nearby. This trail would make a fun date night as well. The trail snakes along the lake and passes most touristy nearby downtown businesses. Lots of options to explore the shore and grab food. It can get crowded in the summer.

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I did this trail and it is very easy because there is no elevation change. Fun things to explore along the way like old boat house structures

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pretty simple loop, go in the fall to see the trees turn colors and the birds fly around

backpacking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

nice easy hike in Duluth. Very accessible. offers good views of city & surrounding area

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