Flood Damages Bike Trails

Posted by Doug Shidell, June 29th, 2012

The recent 9 inch rain fall around Duluth, Minnesota has damaged the Willard Munger Bike Trail between Carlton and Duluth. The trail will remain closed in this area until further notice. The trail from Carlton to Hinckley is open but the bridges in Willow River and Rutledge have been closed until flood waters recede and DNR  inspects them for safety. The Willard Munger Trail is featured in Bicycle Vacation Guide and used annually by the MS150 charity bike ride.

Mountain bike trails in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area were heavily damaged by the rain, but all trails except Sidewinder and Miner’s Mountain Road will open today. The Cuyuna trail system has become a favorite destination for mountain bikers since opening about a year ago.

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