Best Bike Rides in the Midwest
by Phil Van Valkenburg (The Globe Pequot Press)
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We biked 25 miles round trip near Hibbing; it was pretty but flat.....I look forward to the northern part of the trail!
I road the entire length of the Willard Munger State Trail from Hinkley to Duluth. The condition of the trail was exelent. The trail is all well maintained asphalt all the way other than a short distance on streets in Moose Lake and short distance of no trail just south of Cloquet. I measuered a total distance of 70 miles on my road bike. There are plenty of places to stop for refreshments or rest rooms. The trail passes through J. Cook State Park which has lots of hiking trails and waterfalls. There is a neat railroad bridge crossing the river on the trail just south of the state park and a swinging foot bridge inside the park. Bring a lunch and eat it atop one of the large rocks overlooking Duluth.
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