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MAPS & PERMITS City of Duluth Public Works-Forestry
Division has a rough map of the Magney-Snively Cross-Country Ski Trail. USGS quads: West Duluth and Esko. No permit is required.
GETTING THERE Take Exit 249 off I-35 (Boundary Avenue
exit) and turn east on West Skyline Parkway. At 0.4 mile continue on West Skyline Parkway by turning left at stop sign. Continue on the Parkway for another 2.0 miles to parking lot on the left.
TRAILHEAD GPS 46c 42′ 10.6″ N 92° 13′ 35.3″ W
Although the City of Duluth maintains Magney-Snively for cross-country skiing, it is a good place for hiking as well. You will hike through a northern hardwood forest of oak, maple, and basswood, and over many short ridges and shallow swales. Late May is a good time to do this hike, when Marsh Marigolds and Large-flowered Trillium are in bloom, and lush green grass carpets the forest floor. This would also be a good hike to do in the fall after the leaves have turned their brilliant oranges and reds, and the trails are perhaps a little drier.
The Bardon’s Peak and Ely’s Peak overlooks provide panoramic views of the lower St. Louis River valley and the Duluth-Superior Harbor. The views from the overlooks make them good spots to linger and have a snack or lunch.
Hikers at Magney-Snively have different options for hikes from 3.2 to 7.8 miles long. The main circuit, without the loops to the two overlooks, is 3.8 miles long. The main circuit and both of the overlook loops is 7.8 miles long. A trip just to Bardon Peak Overlook by way of the loop and returning directly to the trailhead without completing the main circuit is 3.2 miles long. Taking the main circuit and either one of the overlook loops is 5.8 miles long.