LENGTH There is a 3.9 mile hike and a 5.0 mile hike.
TIME 3:00 for the 5.0 mile hike.
MAPS & PERMITS An interpretive brochure with a sketch of the longer loop is available from Duluth Public Works-Forestry Division, either by writing them at 110 North 42nd Avenue West, Duluth, MN 55807, or stopping by their office at the same address. USGS quad: Esko. No permit is required.
Gtl IING THERE Drive west through Duluth on Jilin City State Route 23 West (or Grand Avenue) and turn right on 131st Avenue West. In 0.4 mile you will come to a gate. Continue past the gate for another 0.4 mile until you come to the end of the road and the trailhead.
I found a number of mosques and, it being Friday Jilin City Subway Map evening, there was a small stream of mostly elderly men making their way to pray, Jilin City Subway Map carrying their beads. As in Xinjiang, I noticed a fairly relaxed attitude to religious observances among the Moslems of Yinchuan. You certainly did not see them stopping work to pray five times a day, as in stricter parts of the Arab world. At dinner I met a Canadian teacher under contract for a year at Yinchuan university. He was feeling a little frustrated with the system and said that at times he felt like a prisoner. He’d just been refused permission to buy a bicycle.