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Willard Munger State Trail

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Awesome walking & biking trail.

Being born and raised I have biked this trail to/from Esko & Carlton to/from Duluth quite a few... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
A little something for everyone.

This trail has very beautiful areas along it. My favorite part is by Jay Cook. There is some nicely... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Cotton MN
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Being born and raised I have biked this trail to/from Esko & Carlton to/from Duluth quite a few times. Very pretty, awesome nature and great way to get exercise.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank NJS27
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This trail has very beautiful areas along it. My favorite part is by Jay Cook. There is some nicely shaded areas to the south of Esko towards Duluth. The Buffalo house is a nice stopping point for lunch that we enjoy. There is also a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Mark1539
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The new road through the park is spectacular to see the scenery , the river, the rapids, and the beautiful waterfalls by the hydro dam. Its well worth the trip here!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank crklehr
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Definitely smooth ride, The trail was closed at the beginning so I joined on trail at Buffalo RV camping. It was amazing ride. pretty clean surface and scenic of nature. I made 65 miles and was not super tired. Definitely recommended

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank feritozsoy
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I've biked the entire trail and it's a must try trail for the casual or serious biker. Even better is to camp at one of the three state parks located near the trail.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank laura m
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We enjoyed biking this trail. It was well maintained, safe, and easy to ride. We rode to Spirit Mountain via the trail from Indian Point RV Park. There is some construction going on at this time in West Duluth area.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank georgannshaffer
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Nice bike trail with many fun stops to enjoy. I have biked many of the MN bike trails and always enjoy them. Fun family event!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Shelly E
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

If you are a bicyclist and want either a day trip or a local vacation for a weekend night on bicycles, the Munger Trail from Hinckley, Minnesota to Duluth, MInnesota is a nice paved bicycle trail. It's fairly flat, runs through many small Minnesota towns...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank TheScrapper
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Kim P
Reviewed 25 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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank philkeeling1
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8 September 2017|
Response from TheScrapper | Reviewed this property |
Look at the map by Carleton
Jan Jimmy L
29 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