MAY 16, 2023: Take a Hike and Help Add Signs Along the Historic Incline Steps

Friends of the Incline Steps invite you to help with our fundraising for signage along the path so you can explore this history too.  Our goal is to raise $4,000. 

The Seventh Avenue Incline Railway (“Duluth Skyride”) ran from 1891 to 1939, providing transportation from downtown to the newly developing west hillside neighborhood.  All that remain are some of the stairs that followed alongside the tracks.  They are a connection to another time in Duluth’s history that we don’t want lost to overgrowth and memory.

The Duluth Preservation Alliance (DPA) and the ECO Rotary Club of Duluth and Superior have teamed up to help raise money needed for the signage.  Both have pledged $1,000 donations, so we are halfway to the goal!  Now we need your help.

There are two ways to donate:

  1.  The DPA is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation will be tax deductible.  Send a check to:

 DPA, PO Box 161438, Duluth, MN 55816 

with “Incline signs” in the memo line.

2. Here’s a pretty pain-free way to donate.  Bent Paddle is helping with a Round Up opportunity from May 16- 31.   When your bill is rung up, just ask to round up to the next dollar, and the extra will be donated to the fund for signs.


GUIDED HIKE: Doug Stevens and Bob Berg will lead a hike down the steps on Tuesday, May 16, at 6:00 pm.  Meet at 631 West Skyline Parkway.  Afterwards we will go to Bent Paddle for a beer to start raising money!