Duluth Trail Sections

Linking people with nature by footpath along Lake Superior's North Shore.

The Superior Hiking Trail is a long distance footpath on the ridgeline overlooking Lake Superior. The trail features cascading creeks, beautiful forests and glorious views. The trail is built and maintained by the non-profit, member-based Superior Hiking Trail Association.

SHTA has completed a 43-mile trail section through Jay Cooke State Park and Duluth. This trail segment features Jay Cooke State Park, Elys Peak, Bardons Peak, the Magney-Snively old growth forest, Spirit Mountain, Enger Park, views of the St. Louis River and Lake Superior, the Lakewalk, UMD's Bagley nature trails, and Hartley Park.

***TRAIL CLOSURES*** The Jay Cooke State Park Visitor Center Trailhead is open but the Palkie Road Trailhead, Grand Portage Trailhead, and the Fond du Lac Trailhead are closed due to the flood of June 2012 and a landowner issue. The current open route goes from the Jay Cooke State Park Visitor Center to the 123rd Ave. W. Trailhead off Beck's Road, 10.9 miles. Here is the trail segment description: From Visitor Center to Palkie Road via the paved Munger Trail 3.0 miles, then on state park and SHT trails to 123rd Ave W. 7.9 miles.

This page includes maps of the new sections and a mile-by-mile description of the trail, including directions to the trailhead parking lots. The trail is a narrow natural soil trail marked with blazes and directional signs. Blue blazes are main trail and white blazes are spur or overlook trails. Changes in trail direction are marked by two rectangles with the top blaze showing the direction to turn. The trail is foot travel only unless another use is specifically permitted on a section of trail.

For your hike, you can print out the directions and maps below.

Jay Cooke State Park/Grand Portage Trail to Fond du Lac at 131st Ave W (4.2 miles)

0.0 (4.2) SHT Goes through Grand Portage Trailhead Parking Lot

SHT goes through parking lot following Grand Portage Trail for 0.2 miles. 300 feet after crossing Hwy 210, trail turns right and goes along ridge with large pine trees. Trail crosses power line and follows old road in predominantly maple forest.

1.1 (3.1) State Park Boundary

After crossing state park boundary marked by sign, SHT continues over high ridge. Trail descends ridge and continues through forest crossing branch of Mission Creek. Trail continues through woods passing an overlook before descending steeply to Mission Creek and historic bridge.

2.4 (1.8) Historic Bridge on Mission Creek

SHT turns left on old Mission Creek Parkway, crosses historic bridge and after 150 feet, turns right into the woods and crosses Mission Creek Parkway again before climbing hill. After descending ridge, SHT crosses two more branches of Mission Creek, then climbs to long bluff with nice pines. Trail reaches overlook of Mission Creek valley and then descends to Duluth�s Mission Creek Trail.

3.6 (0.6) Mission Creek Trail

NOTE: THE SPUR TRAIL DOWN MISSION CREEK TO THE FOND DU LAC TRAILHEAD PARKING LOT WAS WASHED OUT IN THE JUNE 2012 FLOOD AND NO LONGER EXISTS.

4.2 (0.0) Fond du Lac Trailhead: THIS TRAILHEAD IS NOW CLOSED SINCE THERE IS NO LONGER A SPUR TRAIL TO THE MAIN SHT FROM THIS TRAILEHAD.

Section Map

Fond du Lac at 131st Ave W to Munger Trail at 123rd Ave West (2.7 miles)

*** BEGINNING TRAILHEAD AND SPUR TRAIL CLOSED. SECTION CAN ONLY BE HIKED THROUGH FROM THE JAY COOKE STATE PARK VISITOR CENTER OR THE 123RD AVE WEST TRAILHEAD.

0.5 (2.2) Mission Creek Trail

SHT comes to Duluth's Mission Creek Trail at wooden sign. After 500 feet, old spur trail meets SHT main trail and turns sharply right, crosses ditch and ascends steep hill. SHT continues along pine ridge and then through maple-oak forest. Trail comes to towering white pine grove and then continues along bluff before descending steeply to Sargent Creek. Trail crosses Sargent Creek on 50-foot bridge.

1.5 (1.2) Sargent Creek Bridge

After Sargent Creek Bridge, SHT continues along creek, climbs steep hill, crosses Beck�s Road, and continues to trailhead sign. Main SHT continues across powerline to Munger Trail. 150-foot spur trail goes right to trailhead parking lot.

2.7 (0.0) Munger Trail Trailhead Parking Lot

Section Map

Munger Trail at 123rd Ave W to Magney-Snively Trailhead (4.3 miles)

Directions to Beginning Trailhead: 1) From I-35, take Midway Rd. Exit #246. Go south on Midway Rd/Becks Rd 2.7 miles. Turn left on 123rd Ave W and go one block to parking lot on left. 2) On Grand Ave. in Duluth, go south to Becks Rd. Turn right on Becks Rd, go 1.8 miles to 123rd Ave W, go right one block to parking lot.

0.0 (4.3) Munger Trail

SHT leaves parking lot on 150-foot spur trail to trailhead sign. Main SHT turns right, crosses powerline, turns right onto Munger Trail and follows it for 0.4 miles to just before rock cut. SHT turns left at SHT signs and climbs rocky ridge to Elys Peak with great views.

0.9 (3.4) Elys Peak

SHT reaches ridge top just past Elys Peak. 300-foot spur trail goes left to summit of Elys Peak. Main trail continues right on rocky outcrops through mixed forest and overlooking faultline valley. SHT enters maple-oak forest, crosses U.S. Steel Creek, passes two scenic overlooks, and then climbs gradually to Skyline Parkway.

2.4 (1.9) Bardons Peak Area

SHT crosses Skyline Parkway and travels through forest in Bardons Peak area. SHT enters Magney-Snively old growth forest crossing Magney-Snively ski trail twice.

4.0 (0.3) Second Crossing of Skyline Parkway

SHT crosses Skyline Parkway for second time and travels through pine grove coming to nice overlook. Trail continues through forest, crosses Snively Creek, and then comes to 350-foot spur trail to Magney-Snively parking lot.

4.3 (0.0) Magney-Snively Trailhead Parking Lot

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Magney-Snively Parking Lot to Spirit Mountain Chalet (3.2 miles)

Directions to Beginning Trailhead: From I-35, take Boundary Ave Exit #249. Go south on Boundary Ave. past gas station, McDonalds, to T-stop. Turn left on Skyline Parkway (follow Spirit Mountain signs). Pass turnoff to Spirit Mountain chalet and continue another 1.5 miles on Skyline Parkway to parking lot on left.

0.0 (3.2) Magney-Snively Parking Lot

SHT leaves parking lot on 350-foot spur trail to reach SHT main trail. SHT turns left and continues below Skyline Parkway for 0.2 miles until it reaches Skyline Parkway. Trail continues on Skyline Parkway for 0.2 mile roadwalk crossing Stewart Creek on stone bridge. 325 feet past 99th Ave W, SHT turns right off road and enters maple-oak-pine forest. After Stewart Knob overlook, SHT continues through forest, crosses old road and passes historic stone-walled section of north branch of Stewart Creek and old house foundation.

0.9 (2.3) Spirit Mountain Recreation Area

SHT crosses power line and enters Spirit Mountain Recreation Area. SHT gradually descends through forest crossing Lenroot Street Creek and the south and north branches of Gogebic Street Creek. Between the two creek branches is a 0.5 mile spur trail to Spirit Mountain Campground. Close to base of Spirit Mountain ski hill, trail reaches old DWP railroad bed, follows DWP toward ski hill for 150 feet, and then turns right and descends through forest to base of ski hill.

1.9 (1.3) Base of Ski Hill/Knowlton Creek

SHT comes into opening at base of ski hill and new chalet. Trail continues behind chalet for 350 feet to Knowlton Creek. SHT turns left and climbs upstream along Knowlton Creek. Trail climbs to DWP, turns right to follow DWP for 225 feet, turns left onto trail on ridge, turns left to follow Spirit Mountain maintenance road for 200 feet, then turns right to ascend along Knowlton Creek once again. Watch carefully for signs and blazing in this area. SHT continues uphill along Knowlton Creek for another 0.5 miles, then climbs away from creek, makes sharp right turn onto old roadbed and continues to Knowlton Creek Bridge.

2.9 (0.3) Knowlton Creek Bridge

Main SHT continues across Knowlton Creek Bridge. A 0.3 mile spur trail heads uphill, turns left, travels through maple forest and crosses large parking lot to reach trailhead parking lot by Duluth Alpine Club building.

3.2 (0.0) Spirit Mountain Chalet Trailhead Parking Lot

Section Map

Spirit Mountain Chalet to Kingsbury Creek (2.0 miles)

***There is a new main SHT route in the lower Kingsbury Creek area. The new main trail now descends along the west side of Kingsbuy Creek, crosses on a snowmobile trail, and ascends on the east side of Kingsbury Creek back to the main trail.***

Directions to Beginning Trailhead: From I-35, take Boundary Ave Exit #249. Go south on Boundary Ave past gas station, McDonalds, to T-stop. Turn left on Skyline Parkway (follow Spirit Mountain signs). Take left turn to Spirit Mountain Chalet, go 2 blocks to trailhead parking lot on left by Duluth Alpine Club building.

0.0 (2.0) Spirit Mountain Chalet Parking Lot (by Duluth Alpine Club building)

SHT spur trail (shared with bikes) starts by trailhead sign on trail, crosses large parking lot, and enters woods. Spur trail descends 0.3 miles to Knowlton Creek Bridge to reach main SHT. Main SHT crosses bridge, turns right, and follows old road downhill for 0.1 miles. SHT turns left and ascends steep hill on 138 steps. After passing through nice maple grove, SHT continues through forest mixed with open meadows and rock outcrops.

1.4 (0.6) Duluth�s Kingsbury Creek Trail

SHT comes to Kingsbury Creek and turns right following Duluth�s Kingsbury Creek Trail 0.2 miles downstream. Trail reaches old road and turns left and crosses Kingsbury Creek on bridge. Main trail continues straight across old road and enters woods again. A 0.4-mile spur trail to parking lot turns right, continues downhill on Kingsbury Creek Trail and then on an old road, goes through old parking lot and then follows fence behind zoo to trailhead parking lot at end of Waseca Street.

2.0 (0.0) Kingsbury Creek Trailhead Parking Lot

Section Map

Kinsbury Creek Trailhead to Skyline Parkway at Getchell/Highland Trailhead (3.2 miles)

***NEW SIGNED ROUTE ON THE EAST SIDE OF KINSBURY CREEK.***

Directions to Beginning Trailhead: From Grand Ave, turn west on Waseca Street and drive 0.2 miles to Dead End sign to parking lot on left.

0.0 (3.2) Kingsbury Creek Trailhead Parking Lot (behind Lake Superior Zoo)

A 0.4-mile spur trail leaves parking lot, goes behind zoo, and heads uphill following old road and then Duluth�s Kingsbury Creek Trail. At intersection with main SHT by bridge, SHT turns right and goes through mixed forest with rocky outcrops.

1.1 (2.1) 68th Ave W Creek

SHT crosses snowmobile bridge with metal guard rails at 68th Ave W Creek and then enters aspen-birch forest alternating with open fields. Trail crosses 62nd Ave W Creek and then the West Branch of Keene Creek.

1.6 (1.6) West Branch of Keene Creek

After crossing creek SHT goes under elevated I-35 on old road, turns left and climbs hillside and travels through woods to Cody Street. Trail crosses Cody Street and follows N 66th Ave W for one block, then turns left and follows Westgate Blvd for two blocks. SHT turns right uphill following snowmobile trail for 200 feet, turns right, crosses powerline and heads into alder woods.

2.5 (0.7) Keene Creek

SHT reaches main branch of Keene Creek and follows creek upstream. Trail climbs steeply to cross Highland Street and Skyline Parkway over guard railing and continues to parking lot.

3.2 (0.0) Skyline Parkway Trailhead Parking Lot

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Skyline Parkway at Highland/Getchell to Skyline Parkway at N 24th Ave West (5.7 miles)

***Big step on to and off of the Miller Creek Bridge.***

Directions to Beginning Trailhead: 1) From the south, take I-35 Boundary Ave Exit #249. Turn left, cross bridge, then take right onto Skyline Parkway. Drive 2.4 miles to trailhead at intersection of Skyline Parkway, Getchell Rd, and Highland St. 2) From the north, take I-35 Central Ave Exit #252. Turn right and go 0.8 miles uphill on Central Avenue. Turn left on Highland Street and go 1.1 miles to intersection of Skyline Parkway. Cross Skyline to trailhead parking lot on right.

0.0 (5.7) Skyline Parkway Parking Lot

SHT leaves parking lot on east end (right end when facing trailhead sign), crosses Skyline Parkway and comes to old historic bridge over Keene Creek. Trail crosses bridge and continues upstream past old pump house and scenic waterfalls. Trail crosses Skyline Parkway again and enters forest.

1.0 (4.7) Brewer Park

SHT enters Brewer Park and travels through maple-oak forest. Trail continues along Brewer Ridge for 1.4 miles with great views. Trail descends from ridge, turns right following snowmobile trail and reaches Merritt Creek.

2.8 (2.9) Merritt Creek

After crossing Merritt Creek on two culverts, SHT crosses Haines Road and enters predominately maple forest crossing Piedmont Ski Trails twice and then climbs to Ski Trail Knob with great views. Trail crosses North Branch of Merritt Creek and climbs to Fire Ring Knob.

3.9 (1.8) Fire Ring Knob

After descent from knob SHT climbs to Grassy Knob and then continues to Piedmont Knob 1,300 feet in elevation with Lake Superior below at 602 feet. Trail descends and crosses Skyline Parkway.

4.6 (1.1) Skyline Parkway

After crossing Skyline Parkway, SHT descends through alder thicket passing Aspen Knob and continuing through alders. Trail comes to clearing and turns left following old road by enclosed city water reservoir. SHT crosses N 27th Ave W and continues straight on W 10th Street for one block until just past the street sign for Lincoln Parkway. SHT turns sharply left into woods. Trail crosses branch of Miller Creek, crosses N 25th Ave W, crosses Lincoln Park Drive, and then crosses bridge over Miller Creek. After bridge, SHT turns left and follows Duluth�s Miller Creek Trail upstream to N 24th Ave W and crosses street to parking lot.

5.7 (0.0) Parking Lot at Intersection of N 24th Ave W and Skyline Parkway

Section Map

N 24th Ave W to Twin Ponds at Enger Park (1.7 miles)

Directions to N 24th Ave W Trailhead: From I-35, take Piedmont Ave/Hwy 53 Exit #255A uphill 1.5 miles, turn left at stoplight onto Piedmont Ave, take first left onto N 24th Ave W, cross Skyline Parkway, and take left into parking lot.

Directions to Twin Ponds at Enger Park Trailhead: From I-35, take Piedmont Ave/Hwy 53 Exit #255A uphill 1.5 miles, turn left at stoplight onto Piedmont Ave, take first left onto N 24th Ave W, turn left onto Skyline Parkway and go 1.5 miles to Twin Ponds trailhead parking lot.

0.0 (1.7) N 24th Ave W Trailhead Parking Lot

SHT leaves parking lot and follows Skyline Parkway on sidewalk crossing Piedmont Avenue on bridge. Trail continues along road for 200 feet past bridge and then bears right through wooded field. Trail continues through field and then enters woods coming to the Forgotten Park. SHT descends hill and crosses Coffee Creek. Trail continues through pine trees, crosses Skyline Parkway, goes through woods, and crosses Hank Jensen Drive.

1.1 (2.6) Hank Jensen Drive

After Hank Jensen Drive, SHT follows left side of Enger Tower Road for 80 feet. Trail goes along edge of flower bed and then turns sharply left and follows Duluths Enger Park Trail. Spur trail on right to Enger Tower. After spur trail SHT continues through pine woods, passes historic bell, and follows Scenic View trail down to Skyline Parkway. Trail crosses Skyline Parkway. Main SHT goes to right after Skyline Parkway. Spur trail to parking lot goes down stairs, passes swimming area, and follows grassy lawn with benches around pond, climbs bank, and crosses Skyline Parkway to the Twin Ponds parking lot.

1.7 (0.0) Twin Ponds Trailhead Parking Lot

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Twin Ponds to the Rose Garden (3.8 miles)

Directions to Beginning Trailhead: From I-35, take Piedmont Ave./Hwy. 53 Exit #255A uphill 1.5 miles, turn left at stoplight onto Piedmont Ave., take first left onto N. 24th Ave. W., turn left onto Skyline Parkway and go 1.5 miles to Twin Ponds trailhead parking lot.

0.0 (3.8) Twin Ponds Parking Lot

From parking lot, a 440-foot spur trail crosses Skyline Parkway to bank of pond, descends bank and goes around pond to concrete staircase and up stairs to reach main trail. Main trail turns left and enters birch woods by yellow metal post through small boulders. Trail meanders through woods, crosses W. 5th St, and enters Duluths undeveloped Central Park. Trail continues downhill through woods dotted with rock outcrops and nice stand of jack pine.

0.4 (3.4) W 3rd Street

SHT continues downhill through woods and turns left and then left again to follow along rock ledge above old quarry with views of harbor. Trail comes to N. 14th Ave. W., turns right and follows avenue downhill for 325 feet crossing W. 1st St. Trail enters woods again by three small boulders and goes though Duluths Point of Rocks Park. Trail descends series of rock steps through woods, then descends from rocky ledge turning right onto old asphalt pad. Trail heads diagonally to right across asphalt pad, enters woods again, turns left, and follows with good views of harbor.

0.8 (3.0) Intersection of Glen Place and W. Michigan St.

SHT crosses Glen Place and then crosses W. Michigan St. to bus stop bench. Trail turns left and travels 0.1 miles to I-35 overpass. Trail turns right, crosses I-35 on pedestrian overpass, turns left and descends long concrete ramp, and then travels on asphalt path under elevated I-35 to Railroad Street.

1.3 (2.5) Railroad Street

SHT crosses Railroad St., turns left and follows sidewalk 0.1 miles along Railroad St., turns right at sidewalk entrance to Great Lakes Aquarium by wooden playground and travels on sidewalk to S. 5th Ave W. Trail turns right on S 5th Ave W and travels on gravel path to Harbor Drive.

1.6 (2.2) Harbor Drive

SHT turns left on Harbor Dr. and follows sidewalk along harbor past Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) and Vista Fleet office. Trail comes to blue bridge over harbor marina, crosses bridge, turns right following sidewalk by blue railing overlooking harbor to Ship Canal, and then follows concrete walkway by Marine Museum and under Aerial Lift Bridge. Trail turns left onto sidewalk, leaves Ship Canal and continues along Lake Superior.

2.2 (1.6) Duluths Lakewalk

SHT continues on sidewalk on Duluths scenic Lakewalk along Lake Superior for next 1.4 miles. Various stairs from Lakewalk lead to city restaurants and businesses. Trail enters Leif Erikson Park passing Viking ship and comes to concrete stairs and bridge leading up to Rose Garden. Trail ascends stairs, crosses bridge, and follows sidewalk around Rose Garden and then continues to Rose Garden Parking Lot.

3.8 (0.0) Rose Garden Parking Lot at intersection of London Road and S. 14th Ave East

Section Map

Rose Garden to Hartley Nature Center (4.5 miles)

***Treadway is rough but hikeable along the Chester Creek Trail section.***

Directions to Beginning Trailhead: Rose Garden parking lot is at intersection of London Road and S. 14th Ave. E. From I-35, take 21st Ave. E. Exit #258, turn left at stop sign and go 200 feet to London Road. Turn left on London Road at traffic and go 7 blocks to parking lot on left. Rose Garden parking lot is posted for 3-hour parking only so if planning a longer hike, there is plenty of free parking along London Road.

0.0 (4.5) Rose Garden Parking Lot

From intersection of London Road and S. 14th Ave. E., SHT crosses London Rd and follows sidewalk on 14th Ave. E. on left side for six blocks to E. 4th St. Watch for blue blazes on power poles.

0.4 (4.1) Chester Creek Trail

SHT crosses E. 4th St to entrance of Duluth�s Chester Creek Trail and follows scenic trail for 0.9 miles. At first fork in trail 0.1 miles after trail entrance, SHT takes left fork over bridge and continues on left (west) side of creek to Skyline Parkway by rock wall.

1.3 (3.2) Skyline Parkway

At Skyline Parkway, SHT turns right on sidewalk, crosses bridge and follows Skyline Parkway on right side 0.2 miles to W. Kent Road. Trail crosses Skyline Parkway and continues along W. Kent Road on sidewalk for 0.1miles to N. 19th Ave. E. Trail crosses N. 19th Ave. E., turns left and continues on sidewalk on N. 19th Ave. E. for 0.2 miles to intersection of 19th Ave. E./College St./Junction Ave. Trail crosses College St. at stoplight, turns left traveling 50 feet to Junction Ave., then turns right following Junction Ave. for 0.4 miles past Parking Lot P, Niagara Court, Parking Lot Q and part of Parking Lot U on opposite side of street through University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) campus.

2.2 (2.3) UMD�s Bagley Nature Trails

At crosswalk by Parking Lot U, SHT crosses Junction Ave into Parking Lot U, goes to back of lot, and follows blacktop trail through woods 40 feet to dead end of E. Buffalo Street, crosses street and goes into woods 100 feet to dirt road. Trail turns left onto road, goes 25 feet, and then turns left onto Bagley trail. SHT follows Bagley trail for 0.2 miles, turns right back to dirt road, and then turns left and follows road into open area on hilltop with overlook viewing platform with great views. SHT continues north past fire ring into woods.

SHT descends series of wooden steps and continues downhill zigzagging left and then right. SHT continues downhill crossing another Bagley trail and then crossing major bridge over small branch of Tischer Creek. After bridge, SHT turns right and continues through woods, turns left at fork in trail, goes 170 feet and then turns left again before reaching a blue house and continues 200 feet to Arrowhead Road.

2.7 (1.8) Arrowhead Road and Hartley Park

SHT turns right on Arrowhead Road and follows road on right side on sidewalk for 0.1 miles to SHT post just before West Branch of Tischer Creek. Trail turns left crossing Arrowhead Road and continues north through woods. Trail rises to a T-intersection, turns right and continues through woods crossing a short local use trail to rocky knoll. Trail enters Hartley Park and continues through woods with large spruce, white pine, and cedar.

SHT turns right and crosses wide bridge on West Branch of Tischer Creek. Trail comes to old Hartley Road, turns left, follows road for 200 feet, then turns right off road and through woods dotted with white pine. SHT crosses a Hartley trail and continues uphill through hardwood forest.

3.8 (0.7) Hunter�s Hill Ridge Top

SHT comes to top of ridge with nice views at an elevation of 1,365 feet. Trail gradually descends from ridge, crosses a Hartley trail, and continues through woods eventually coming to older pine plantation. Trail turns left and crosses two Hartley trails before coming to wide trail intersection by pet clean-up station. After going 50 feet toward pond, a spur trail to left goes 0.3 miles to Rock Knob overlook with great views. Main trail turns right and goes over dam on Hartley Pond. After dam, SHT turns right, travels through field, and comes to Hartley Nature Center.

4.5 (0.0) Hartley Nature Center and Parking Lot

Section Map

Hartley Nature Center to Martin Road (3.1 miles)

Directions to Beginning Trailhead: From I-35, take 21st Ave. East Exit #258. Turn left on 21st Ave. E. and go 0.7 miles up hill. Turn right on Woodland Ave. and go 2.6 miles. Turn left on Hartley Nature Center driveway and go to parking lot.

Directions to Martin Rd Trailhead: From I-35, take 21st Ave. East Exit #258. Turn left on 21st Ave. E. and go 0.7 miles up hill. Turn right on Woodland Ave. and go 1.2 miles. Turn right on Snively Rd. and go 1.0 miles to intersection with Jean Duluth Rd. Continue straight on Jean Duluth Rd. and go 1.9 miles. Turn left on Martin Rd. and go 1.2 miles to trailhead parking lot on left.

Directions to end of spur at Hawk Ridge: Take I-35 to its end at 26th Ave. E. and London Road. Continue straight on London Rd. for 1.8 miles. Turn left on 45th Ave. E. and go 1.2 miles. Turn left on Glenwood St. and go 0.7 miles. Turn sharply right on Skyline Parkway and go 0.6 miles to trailhead sign on left. Watch closely for sign and park along road.

0.0 (3.1) Hartley Nature Center

SHT leaves parking lot at east end toward Woodland Ave. Trail turns right out of parking lot and travels by Tischer Creek for 0.2 miles to trail fork. Trail follows fork to left uphill to huge cottonwood tree and crosses grassy lawn to bus stop bench on Woodland Ave. Trail turns right (southeast) and follows Woodland Ave. on sidewalk on right side 0.2 miles to Fairmont St. Trail turns left crossing Woodland Ave. to Carlisle Ave. SHT follows Carlisle Ave. east 0.3 miles to Grove Street, turns left and follows Grove Street 250 feet to Vermilion St, then turns right and follows Vermilion St 185 feet to Vermilion Road.

0.8 (2.3) Vermilion Road

At intersection of Vermilion St. and Vermilion Road, SHT turns sharply left and travels on Vermilion Road for 0.9 miles passing between Forest Hill and Park Hill cemeteries.

1.7 (1.4) Amity Creek/Spur trail to Hawk Ridge

From left (west) side of Vermilion Road, as road starts to rise over culvert for Amity Creek, main SHT turns left into woods entering Duluths Downer Park. Watch carefully for trail entrance. On right (east) side of Vermilion Road, there is a 1.7-mile spur trail to Hawk Ridge.

Spur Trail to Hawk Ridge, 1.7 miles: After crossing Vermilion Road and entering woods, spur trail follows Amity Creek. Trail continues through woods and comes to Jean Duluth Rd. Trail turns right and travels along road in ditch for 260 feet, crosses Jean Duluth Rd., and travels on Amity Street for 0.2 miles. Trail leaves Amity Street and continues through woods with interesting rock outcrops to Skyline Parkway.

Main Trail from Vermilion Road Continued: After entering woods on left from Vermilion Road, SHT follows slope above Amity Creek through maple-oak-birch forest. Note rhyolite rock strewn throughout this area. Trail leaves creek, crosses snowmobile trail twice, and continues through woods.

2.6 (0.5) Pleasant View Road

SHT crosses Pleasant View Road and continues through predominantly aspen forest. Trail comes to series of long boardwalks through ash wetlands, then crosses a small branch of Amity Creek before coming to parking lot on Martin Road.

3.1 (0.0) Martin Road Parking Lot

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