5,161 ft
36 ft
-48 ft
Avg time

Old Hartley Road Details

  • Riding area
    Hartley Park
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Old Hartley Road mountain 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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,582 ft
  • Distance down
    2,446 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,133 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 9, 2018
Avg: 2.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to old-hartley-road trailhead (46.838329, -92.081916)
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Old Hartley Road Trail Reports

Aug 9, 2018 @ 11:59am
Aug 9, 2018
reporter Open!
Jul 17, 2018 @ 5:47pm
Jul 17, 2018
Dry trails, great weather.
Jun 28, 2018 @ 12:23pm
Jun 28, 2018
reporter Heavy rains :(
Jun 20, 2018 @ 5:43am
Jun 20, 2018
Jun 15, 2018 @ 11:29am
Jun 15, 2018
reporter Heavy rains :(
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