Parks & Recreation

Cross City Trail


Project Status: 2022- Design underway for Segment 3, and Segment 6

Project Overview:

The Duluth Cross City Trail will be a 10.3-mile multi-purpose, non-motorized, wheelchair accessible, paved trail system for users of all ages and abilities. The trail will provide a connection from the Lakewalk in downtown Duluth to the Willard Munger State Trail and Waabizheshikana: The Marten Trail in western Duluth, offer safe access to distinctive natural areas in western Duluth, present exceptional views of the St. Louis River Corridor and estuary, and fill a gap in a significant state trail route from central Minnesota to the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Project Update:

Segments of the Cross City Trail noted below are closed due to construction. Signage and detours are posted, and can be viewed on the City of Duluth Road Closures Map

  • Eerie Ponds area, from Recycle Way to S 40th AVE W

With completion of Segment 2, the “River Route” from Carlton Street to Irving Park, completed in 2020 design work is underway on:

  • Segment 3, the "Keene Creek" section from Irving Park to Raleigh Street
  • Segment 6, the "Lower Route" section from Irving Park to Munger Trailhead

Funding Source:

Wayfinding project support was funded in part by a $31,901 Federal Recreational Trail Program grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.