5,161 ft
36 ft
-48 ft
Avg time

Old Hartley Road Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • 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.

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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
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Old Hartley Road Trail Reports

May 24, 2017 @ 6:36pm
5 hours
reporter Open!
May 15, 2017 @ 5:51am
May 15, 2017
reporter Trails are muddy: due to early AM rain.
May 5, 2017 @ 1:05pm
May 5, 2017
reporter Season opener!!!!
Mar 10, 2017 @ 6:07am
Mar 10, 2017
Many icy spots; avoid riding when temps into the 30's
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:58am
Dec 12, 2016
Fresh snow cover (2"-4")
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