Visit Hartley Park

Located in Duluth’s Woodland neighborhood, Hartley is a 660-acre city park filled with woods, trails, critters, ponds and views. With 10 miles of multi-use trails, the park is perfect for hiking and mountain biking in the summer and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Besides Hartley Pond, there are streams and vernal ponds that provide scenic places for paddlers to fish, sites for viewing waterfowl or areas to explore the beaver activity. Hartley Park is a part of the Duluth Parks system and is managed by the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation department in partnership with Hartley Nature Center.

Maps and Directions

Important Park Updates (April 2024)

Are the trails open or closed? Current Trail Conditions can be found at

As park visitation and trail use ramps up, we’d like to remind everyone that following park rules, and practicing good trail etiquette goes a long way towards everyone enjoying their time in the park and on the trail. Please be courteous and respectful of other park visitors and trail users, and let’s keep Hartley a place to be enjoyed by all.

For a complete listing of park rules and regulations please visit, and click on the Duluth Legislative Code Link

For more information on trail etiquette visit

Trail Etiquette

  • The Multi-use trails may be used by foot and bike traffic
  • The Superior Hiking Trail is foot traffic only (No bikes)
  • Leave no trace; pack out what you pack in
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times, and owners must pick up dog waste
  • Show respect to other trail users
  • Bikers yield to runners and walkers
  • Downhill users should yield to uphill users
  • Do not travel on closed trails
  • Avoid blocking the trail; move off to the side when stopped
  • When trails are busy, slow down and anticipate seeing other trail users
  • Pass in a safe and friendly manner


Park Rules

  • Hartley Park is closed between 10pm and 6am
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times –  Small children, wildlife, and other trail users don’t always pair well with off-leash dogs. If you don’t want to be responsible for hurting a child, animal, or other park user, leash your pet! It is Duluth Law!
  • Dog waste must be picked up and properly disposed of – Pet waste is unsightly and smelly, while also being detrimental to the environment.
  • Trails are closed when wet or muddy – Wet trails can be easily damaged causing unnecessary and costly repairs
  • Smoking, alcohol, and drug use is prohibited on all park and nature center property
  • Fires are prohibited on park and nature center property
  • Defacing, destruction, and injury to people and property strictly prohibited