|Nearly bare tree on Superior Hiking Trail, Duluth, Fall 2011|
Every year brings a window of opportunity for unique hiking. The lovely leaves and their fall colors have fallen off the trees. The ground is dry. The ski trails have been mowed, their tall summer grasses trimmed to lawn-like height.
|Mount Trudee as seen from a Tettegouche hiking trail, Fall 2009|
|Piedmont ski trails and a poodle, Fall 2010|
At the Magney ski trail, walk in from the parking lot and hike the Bardon Peak loop.
At the Piedmont ski trail, the far eastern side of the trail is the driest and the best hiking.
At the Chester Park trail, walk the whole 3.2 kilometer loop.
At Hartley Park, you can combine the Superior Hiking Trail with the Inner or Outer ski trail.
Finally, at sprawling Lester Park, you can explore miles of ski trail; just don't get lost.