Whether you enjoy walking, running, rollerblading, biking or riding your ATV/UTV or snowmobile, there are trails in the city that you can use to explore the beauty that our area has to offer!
Year Round ATV/UTV Road/Alley Route
On 11/07/18, the City Council voted to approve an all season ATV/UTV route. The newly designated route will be open for use on Friday, November 16th, 2018.
For an overview of the route, click on the "citywide" map below. Additional maps zoom in on various portions throughout the City.
Please look closely at the legend on the map, as some routes/trails are "winter only" (in blue). Year round routes/trails are in red.
North 28th Street Southeast map
North 28th Street Southwest map
North 28th Street North map
The route will allow ATV/UTV traffic on specific streets designated as ATV/UTV routes. Recent changes to State law gave municipalities the ability to create these designated routes:
"A city, village, or town may enact an ordinance to authorize the operation of all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles on a highway that is not part of the national system of interstate and defense highways, that has a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less, and that is located within the territorial boundaries of the city, village, or town regardless of whether the city, village, or town has jurisdiction over the highway”. Wis. Stat. s. 23.33(11)(am)4
Winter Motorized Trails
McClure's Landing Road and the Badger Drive Fishermen's Parking Lot are both open for the 2021-2022 season.
All other winter routes are currently closed. We will update this page and the City of Superior's Facebook page when they are open. These include: The Tri-County Corridor/Osaugie Trail (to Barker’s Island), The Crosstown Trail and The Superior Municipal Forest motorized trails.
To view winter motorized routes/trails, click on the Citywide map posted above in "Year Round ATV/UTV" section. Winter routes/trails are in BLUE.
- 1.6 miles in the Superior Municipal Forest from Elmira Avenue to Billings Drive
- This is a flat, 10-foot wide, out and back blacktop trail
- Ample parking available at the Superior Municipal Forest trail head at 28th Street/Wyoming Avenue. There is also a small parking area off Billings Drive, so you can start at either end of the trail.
- Named best accessible trail by Lake Superior Magazine in 2019!
- 5 miles along the Superior Bay from the Intersection of Highways 2/53 to Moccasin Mike Road
- Enjoy beautiful views of the Superior bay.
- This is a blacktop trail, bridges are wooden. There are a few hills on this trail.
- You may park at Barker's Island, 18th Avenue East & E 2nd Street, Loon's Foot Landing or at Bear Creek Park off Moccasin Mike Road to access the trail from various points.
- 6.14 miles in the Superior Municipal Forest
- Enter trail on the north side of Highway 105 across from cemetery access driveway.
- Multi use, non motorized, challenging, single track trail
- Created and maintained by the Cyclists of Gitchee Gummee Shores (COGGs)
Makwa Ziibiins Miikana - Bear Creek Trail
- 2.25 miles on Wisconsin Point
- Enter the trail from just outside the Bear Creek Park parking lot
- Multi use, non motorized
- Views of Allouez Bay and Bear Creek
- Features 20 boardwalk sections totaling over 700 feet in length
- 16 Timber Crossings to protect wetlands
- Two large bridges
- View a map of the trail
Current trail conditions - Douglas County Recreational Trails
View a map of Non-motorized Trails
In 2020, Henry Campbell, then a senior at Marshall High School, began with an idea for creating Mountain Bike Trails in the Superior Municipal Forest as part of his senior project. Planning led to implementation and work on the first loop began in the summer of 2020 and was completed in late summer of 2021. Campbell, along with many volunteers, spent close to 200 hours clearing the corridor by hand, digging the riding surface and constructing bridges. They have plans to build more of these trail segments and have already begun clearing the corridor for segment two. This first trail segment is .24 miles.
St. Louis River Estuary National Water Trail
The St. Louis River Estuary National Water Trail is a multi-use waterway enabling the public to experience the St. Louis River Estuary amidst the urban landscape of the Twin Ports. The Water Trail map includes 11 loop trails for paddlers of all skill levels and abilities and is intended for various watercraft uses including paddling, boating, and fishing. Learn more about the Water Trail.
Take a look at this video highlighting the beautiful water trail.