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Enjoy a Cloquet Forestry Center 5k/10k Challenge for the entire month of October! Come explore scenic forest roads and soak up some fall color at the University of Minnesota's primary research and demonstration forest. The loop course includes internal dirt and grass roads closed to vehicle traffic. Runner parking is in the large paved lot at the Forestry Center. The 5k /10k routes will start and end in the same place. Please follow signs from the large paved parking lot south to the race starting area.

Distance: 5k and 10k | Time: Daylight hours | Fee: FREE EVENT
Route: The routes will be marked with signs and color associated flagging. 5k route is lime green, 10k route is purple.
Waivers: All runners must sign a waiver from the University of Minnesota in order to have times posted. Waivers will be available at race start area, please sign with a dry erase marker, take a picture and email to  Please send a second email with your name and time to  Times will be posted periodically to Northland Runner throughout the month.
Contact name: Rachael Olesiak | Contact

This summer's Cloquet Forestry Center Open House was online in collaboration with CFANS and the UMD Alumni Association. The Open House was on Wednesday, August 19th via Zoom webinar. While not the event we thought we'd offer, it was a lot of fun and brought in alums from around the country and world. View the CFC Open House recording.

University leadership is providing us guidance and support as we navigate through the COVID-19 situation. To protect the health and safety of our employees and the public, the CFC is functioning under reduced operations. Please note the following as we work through unknowns of the COVID-19 situation:

  • CFC trails are still open to recreational, non-motorized traffic. Please practice social distancing while on CFC trails. Dogs should be leashed and horses are not allowed. Additional information is available on Recreation.

  • Upcoming meetings and events at the CFC are cancelled or postponed until further notice. With questions about meeting room rentals or lodging, contact Stephanie Oberg.

  • Research activity will continue in accordance with CFANS and CFC policy. If you have research at the CFC and need information on current protocols, contact Kyle Gill.

Reserve meeting space at the CFC

  • Our meeting rooms page has details regarding meeting space. Contact Stephanie Oberg at 218-726-6401 or to inquire about room availability. 


Research at the Cloquet Forestry Center typically falls under the following categories:

  • Biometrics
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Genetics
  • Harvesting
  • Hydrology
  • Pathology
  • Silviculture
  • Wildlife

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