Located at the northwest corner of the Lake Superior Zoo where the old Duluth Winnipeg and Pacific railroad tracks cross the creek, this 1.3 mile trail will present the leisurely hiker a moderate challenge.
The trail head is where the old DWP trestle crosses the creek. Parking is available in the Lake Superior Zoo lot at 72 Ave. W. and Fremont Street. At the north end of the parking lot turn left and follow the Waseca Street right of way to the trestle.
This varied habitat supports many species of birds both migrants and locals. The mix of pines and hardwoods and the standing dead trees provide nesting for everything from Kestrels and Oriels to Blue Jays, Chickadees and Sparrows. As you head back to your car stop at the pavilion in Fairmont Park. It has a beautiful view of the creek and water fall and you may spot the Great Blue Heron who fishes in the settling pond or catch a flash of red from the Cardinal who nests on the Zoo grounds.
Trail Map from: https://sites.google.com/site/trailrunners/DuluthTrails.kmz