From the start at Chambers Grove Park in far west Duluth, runners will leave the park, turning LEFT on HWY 23 and following the highway east to 131st Avenue W, where they will turn LEFT.
Local time: 9:36 AM
Follow 131st Ave. W north until you reach an open field. Turn LEFT off of 131st Ave. W following the flagging west and across Mission Creek. Follow the Mission Creek Trail until flagging directs you off the trail and onto Hwy. 210. Turn RIGHT on Hwy. 210 and follow the shoulder of Highway 210 to the junction with the Grand Portage Trail and the start of the Superior Hiking Trail. Turn RIGHT onto the Grand Portage/Superior Hiking Trail. From here, follow the blue blazes and signed Superior Hiking Trail for the next 27 miles to Bayfront Park and the finish line for the 50K or turn around for the 100K.
Please visit the Superior Hiking Trail website for complete descriptions and maps of the Superior Hiking Trail through Duluth from Grand Portage to Bayfront Park (Railroad Street).