(1) Wade Stadium to Trestle / I35
Start below the trestles near Wade Stadium, head west and go over the pedestrian bridge over I35 then head west following Oneota St to 40th Ave W.
Next up is the River Section where we get close to the water with views seldom seen of the harbor, Bong Bridge and river.
(2) Trestle / I35 to 40th Ave West
Start at the trestles and I35 head west over an old and railroad bridge and along Oneota St to 40th Ave W and Industrial Welders. The first section offers views of the working harbor and Oneota brings you by a recycling plant and one of Duluth’s businesses that supports many industrial sites in the area including the Iron Range, Industrial Welders.
(3) 40th Ave West to Paper Mill
River, Harbor and Bong Bridge Views
Start at 40th Ave We below Oneota and Industrial Welders, head west along old railroad bed. Enjoy the seldom seen views from done on the river’s elevation. Expansive views along the river to the Bong Bridge and beyond. Next up is how we get around the Paper Mill along the MNDOT I35 right-of-way
(4) Paper Mill Pinch Point to Central Ave
Start at Ramsey St and Recycle Way by the paper Mill’s recycle plant. This is the pinch point that we can install a box culvert much like what is under Central Ave now on the Grassy Point Trail. You will see this in the next segment. We will travel along the toe of the I35 right-of-way and the Paper Mill property then travel down the east side of Central Ave down to Grassy Point Trail that runs under Central Ave into Irving Park.
(5) Central Ave along Keene Creek to BN Track just shy of Grand Ave
Start below Central Ave on the Grassy Point Trail and head into Irving Park along Keen Creek up to the BN track just before Grand Ave. This section promotes the connection to Irving neighborhood as wells as the Grassy Point Trail that is not connected to any other trail.
(6) Keene Creek to Raleigh St (Kwik Trip) Economic Alley just off Grand Ave
We feel this section and the next one (7) needs to be identified in the Master Plan so in the future we can have a continuous alignment to the existing Munger Trail Head at Pulaski St, fulfilling the Cross City Trail vision and a wonderful loop system that serves Irving, Norton Park, Spirit Valley and beyond.
This is the Keene Creek to Raleigh St section that runs on BN railroad right-of-way. Some folks are working to have this section abandoned and in the City's domain. This will help with Economic Development portion of the funding sourceof the CCT. There is opportunity along Grand Ave for businesses to be create and recreated in this corridor.
(7) Raleigh St (Kwik Trip) to Existing Munger State Trail Head
We feel this section and the previous one (6) needs to be identified in the Master Plan so in the future we can have a continuous alignment to the existing Munger Trail Head at Pulaski St, fulfilling the Cross City Trail vision and a wonderful loop system that serves Irving, Norton Park, Spirit Valley and beyond.
The last segment from Raleigh St where there is a new Kwik Trip. We head along the railroad bed that has been abandoned. A couple lots have been purchased yet we may be able to get an easement on them. This runs parallel to Grand Ave up to roughly the Zoo then passes over the railroad and continues west along the tracks up to the existing Western Waterfront Trail spur. We then cross the Kingsbury Creek on the existing trail bridge and head right into the Munger Trail head parking lot connecting directly to the State Trail. This completes the Cross City Trail along the River Route segments.