Trails, Bikeways, and Maps
To make the trail experience enjoyable for all users, here are some trail etiquette suggestions:
• Have fun and share the trail!
o Show courtesy to other trail users. A smile, a nod and a “hello” goes a long way.
o Don’t block the trail. Move to the side of the trail when taking a break.
o Use the right side of the trail except when otherwise designated. Pass carefully on the left, and give an audible warning when you’re about to pass.
o Always use safe speeds.
o Respect wildlife.
• Travel on open trails only. Respect all trail and road closures and don’t trespass on private land.
o Stay off wet and muddy trails. Do not leave footprints or tire ruts.
o Use low tire pressure (as low as 2-4psi) during soft snow conditions.
o Stay off freshly groomed trails during the winter until they set up or harden.
o Don’t "post hole" or leave tire ruts.
o Stay on existing trails. Don’t cut switchbacks and avoid walking on the sides of trails which negatively impacts vegetation along the trail and causes trail widening and braiding.
• Leave no trace
o Be a responsible dog owner. Dogs must be on leashes except in designated dog parks. Please clean up after your pets.
o Don’t allow your dog to trip or jump on other trail users.
o Pack it in, pack it out. Always pick up your (and others) trash. Don’t litter.
o No campfires.
o Leave what you find: rocks, plants, and other natural objects as you find them.
• Plan ahead and prepare.
o Know your route
o Check trail conditions and closures before you head out
o Bring appropriate gear and attire for the weather and duration of your outing
o Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.
• Get involved!
o Many of Duluth’s trails are cared for by nonprofit partner groups and volunteers.
o Head to the Trail Partners page to find ways to volunteer and donate what you can.