5,161 ft
Distance
36 ft
Climb
-48 ft
Descent
00:06:32
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Old Hartley Road Trail
  • Hartley Nature Center
    since 1990

Old Hartley Road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hartley Park
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This path is 10'-15' wide, flat, evenly-graded, and dressed with crushed rock. It is not singletrack built with mountain biking in mind, but it provides access to/from many excellent singletrack options

From the Hartley Nature Center parking lot, follow the signs for the "Duluth Traverse" west. Stop for a peek at Hartley Pond on your right before following the signage to the left (south).

Roughly 500' from the train intersection near Hartley Pond, there are some unmarked trails on the west side of this trail that will lead you up to the top of the "rock knob", a bedrock outcrop that provides a beautiful panoramic view of the surroundings and a glimpse at Lake Superior.

Continuing south the path crosses a large lowland where there are several wide wetland-boardwalks.

Near the southern end, on the west, is the entrance to Root Canal.

Continuing to the southern terminus you end up in a residential neighborhood.

More Stats for Old Hartley Road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -12 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,162 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,209 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,185 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,173 ft
  • Grade max
    -5.987%
  • Grade min
    7.117%
  • Distance climb
    1,582 ft
  • Distance down
    2,446 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,133 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:04
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Status:
on Dec 15, 2019
Snow Groomed
Avg: 2.65 (3 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Old Hartley Road Trail Reports

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      Dec 15, 2019 @ 3:49pm
      Dec 15, 2019
      Groomed on Saturday 12/14/2019
      Nov 16, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Nov 16, 2019
      Jun 27, 2019 @ 9:58am
      Jun 27, 2019
      reporter
      Jun 7, 2019 @ 5:45am
      Jun 7, 2019
      reporter
      May 29, 2019 @ 10:36am
      May 29, 2019
      reporter Open!
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