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 Ski, hike, bike and more right from your
door on the
The Willard Munger State Trail

The Willard Munger State Trail is one of the longest paved trails in the United States of America. The Munger Trail is named after Minnesota State Representative Willard Munger who devoted his entire political career and life to protecting the environment for future generations to enjoy.  Come to enjoy this beautiful treasure of nature in the great state of Minnesota!

>View an official Minnesota DNR map of the Munger Trail


Cross county ski and hiking trails within close
proximity to the Willard Munger Inn:

 The Willard Munger State Trail
 The Willard Munger state trail starts right behind the Willard Munger Inn. If we were any closer to the trail we would be right on it! If Snowmobiling is your thing, you can connect with the North Shore Trail going north or connect to almost anywhere else you want to go in other directions.
 The Western Waterfront Trail
 Located just behind the Munger Inn-2 blocks by trail. This trail is great for birding and watching wild life such as deer, ducks and geese and beavers. We are grooming this trail on an experimental basis for classical skiing beginning the snow season. The trail can be accesses right behind the Willard Munger Inn from the Willard Munger Trail Parking lot. This is a restricted trail and is not accessible to Snowmobiles. The trail length is about 2 miles and is an excellent trail for beginner cross country skiers or for anyone who wants to get out for a short ski.
 NEW! The Superior Hiking Trail
 Now leads right from the Munger Inn! Along this trail you can gaze across the St. Louis River or rest overlooking the city of Duluth and many beautiful landmarks. Wildlife is everywhere with abundant populations of both fox, deer and other animals. For more information on the Superior Hiking Trail check out their website at shta.org.
 Duluth Western Hillside Trails
 Starts at the Lake Superior Zoo, right across the street from the Willard Munger Inn. Many of these trails also connect with the Munger Trail and are nice for birding and for their remoteness. Lots of deer, partridge and an occasional bear can be seen while hiking these trails. In winter these trails are not groomed and are suitable for snow shoeing. Maps are available in the Munger Inn office.
 Jay Cooke State Park Trails
 Located about 7 miles away from the Munger Inn by taking The Willard Munger Trail or by driving your car west on Highway 23. Jay Cooke State Park is perhaps Minnesota's most pristine park with the scenic St. Louis River flowing right through it. There are numerous groomed cross country ski trails in the park for all skill level skiers.
 Magney-Snively Cross Country Trails
 Located about two miles away from the Munger Inn by car or trail. This beautiful area is part of an old growth forest and has one beautiful viewing points that allow you to get a wonderful view of the St. Louis River and the Duluth harbor. The cross-country ski trails at Magney Snively are beautiful and remote and are maintained by the city of Duluth. They are groomed for skate skiers as well as traditional cross-country skiers.
 Superior Municipal Cross Country Trails
 Located about 3 miles from the Munger Inn by car or on Wisconsin side of St. Louis River. Here you will find even more beautiful trails suitable for all levels of ability. These trails are groomed by the city of Superior, Wisconsin for skaters as well as traditional skiers. You can ski across the St. Louis River from the Water front Trail (conditions permitting) to these beautiful trails.
 Lester Park cross-counrty Ski Trails
 Located about 7 miles north by car on I-35 to East Duluth. You won't want to miss a car ride or hike along the spectacular 7 bridges road which follows the Lester River, not to mention experiencing the well maintained and groomed cross country ski trails at Lester Park.
 Snowflake Trail

This is a privately run cross-country ski trail system which is very well maintained and has a nice warming house. The cost to ski Snowflake is nominal and you will find it to be a great place to ski for all levels of ability.

 Boulder Lake Cross Country Ski and Snow Shoe Area
 This is a great cross-country ski area maintained by Minnesota Power. The trails are very well maintained and there is a nice warming house with hot cider and coffee. You will live this ski area. The ski area is located beyond Snowflake on Highway 4 (commonly known as the Rice Lake Road or Rudy Perpich Memorial Highway) which leads to Ely, Minnesota.
 Brule, Wisconsin
 Located off of Highway 2 approximately 20 miles east to Brule, Wisconsin, Turn right on After Hours Road. For $3 per day you will find some great cross country ski trails groomed for both classical and skate skiing.
 In addition to the above trails, there are dozens of other very nice trails in the area suitable for hiking, snow shoeing or cross country skiing. If you do not have your own skis we can arrange for you to get cross-country skis on a rental basis from the Willard Munger Inn. We can also provide you with warm clothing from our supply of snowsuits, bibs and jackets.

 There are several ways to get to Duluth, Minnesota.
 Fly Into Duluth using Northwest AirlinesOpens site: www.nwa.com
 Ride into Duluth using Greyhound Opens site: www.greyhound.com
 Drive into Duluth by CarDirections


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