Though there’s still a chill in the air, a quick look out the window tells you that spring is just around the corner for Duluth. Though the weather can be volatile and variable this time of year, there is no doubt that warmer weather and sunnier skies are soon to be a regular occurrence, which has outdoor enthusiasts gearing up for another exciting year of adventure in Minnesota. As mother nature begins its gradual reawakening, treat yourself to a spring retreat in the beautiful town of Duluth. Hiking the hills around Duluth is a rewarding an experience as ever during the spring. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast today, and discover the best hiking this spring in Duluth!
You could spend days exploring the trails around Duluth and never get tired of the views. In fact, with such varied trails, ranging from those along Lake Superior to those in the rocky, wooded hills of the surrounding areas, Duluth is home to some of the best hiking opportunities in the region. The most popular trail in Duluth is likely the Lake Superior Hiking Trail. This stunning trail meanders along the rocky ridge above the shores of beautiful Lake Superior for 310 miles, all the way to the Canadian border. With access points every 5-10 miles, it’s easy to use from just about anywhere. At its highest point, the trail is 1750 feet above sea level and more than 1000 feet above Lake Superior, making for some truly incredible panoramic views of Lake Superior, the Sawtooth Mountains and inland woodlands, lakes and rivers. If you’re looking for scenic segments of this trail worth exploring, Duluth Outdoors has put together some wonderful guides to the Lake Superior Trail. Two other major hiking trails in the Duluth area are the North country National Scenic Trail, which stretches for over 4,000 miles from North Dakota to New York, and the Border Route Hiking Trail, which travels along the Canadian border through the Border Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
If you’re looking for easy access to hiking with the city of Duluth itself, there’s plenty of trails to choose from. Three popular parks with hiking trails include Congdon Park, Chester Park, and Hartley Park. In addition to that, Duluth’s Lakewalk is a popular walking/hiking trail, and features beautiful views of Duluths’ harbor. The Park Point Trail is a local favorite. It’s 4 miles lead you to Park Point, located on what is the longest freshwater sand bar in the world. The Magney-Snively Trail, a popular ski trail during the winter, also doubles as a hiking trail during the rest of the year. Here, you’ll find beautiful views of rocky Bardon’s Peak and nearby Ely’s Peak. Other popular hiking areas around Duluth include Jay Cooke State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, and George H. Crosby Manitou State Park.
The hiking in Duluth is virtually endless, and the scenic beauty of this area will surely keep you coming back time and time again. Book your room at our award winning Bed and Breakfast, then head outside to find your favorite trails. We look forward to hearing about your adventures!