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      Duluth is designated by IMBA as a "Gold Level Ride Center", sharing this honor with only five other places in the world, including Park City, Utah; Boise-Eagle, Idaho; Oak Ridge, Oregon; and two locations in New Zealand

      From IMBA:
      "From the buffed-out, flowing trails at Lester to the freerider playgrounds of Piedmont and Brewer to the lift-accessed trails of Spirit Mountain, the riding in Duluth is both high-quality and highly varied. The entire community has embraced trail-based recreation, including a major initiative to create the Duluth Traverse. This in-progress effort—led in part by the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS)—will result in a 100-mile singletrack network within city limits. Currently, Duluth offers more than 60 miles of trails on or near the glistening shores of Lake Superior.

      In 2011, IMBA helped design the first 40 miles of the Duluth Traverse. Based on that trails plan and the superior efforts of COGGS, the city was then awarded a $250,000 Parks and Trails Legacy grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to be used for the traverse project. COGGS will also receive $100,000 annually from the city of Duluth's Park Fund until the Duluth Traverse project is completed.

      Due, in part, to the Duluth Traverse, that city was named one of Outside Magazine’s “Best Towns of 2014."
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      Mountain Bike
      Duluth is designated by IMBA as a "Gold Level Ride Center", sharing this honor with only five other places in the world, including Park City, Utah; Boise-Eagle, Idaho; Oak Ridge, Oregon; and two locations in New Zealand

      From IMBA:
      "From the buffed-out, flowing trails at Lester to the freerider playgrounds of Piedmont and Brewer to the lift-accessed trails of Spirit Mountain, the riding in Duluth is both high-quality and highly varied. The entire community has embraced trail-based recreation, including a major initiative to create the Duluth Traverse. This in-progress effort—led in part by the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS)—will result in a 100-mile singletrack network within city limits. Currently, Duluth offers more than 60 miles of trails on or near the glistening shores of Lake Superior.

      In 2011, IMBA helped design the first 40 miles of the Duluth Traverse. Based on that trails plan and the superior efforts of COGGS, the city was then awarded a $250,000 Parks and Trails Legacy grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to be used for the traverse project. COGGS will also receive $100,000 annually from the city of Duluth's Park Fund until the Duluth Traverse project is completed.

      Due, in part, to the Duluth Traverse, that city was named one of Outside Magazine’s “Best Towns of 2014."

      Nordic Ski
      Duluth has over 50 kilometers (30 miles) of XC ski trails. Most trails have several loops of varying length and difficulty. Spirit Mt., Piedmont, Hartley, and Snowflake all offer beginner-friendly options. If you’re looking for a long, challenging ski outing, combine Spirit Mt. and Magney-Snively for 25k+. The connecting trail between them is long and steep, with a snowmobile trail crossing at the bottom.

      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Twin Ports
      Disclaimer:
      Your Great Minnesota Ski Pass fee goes directly toward grooming cross-country ski trails! If you are 16 or older, you must have a Great Minnesota Ski Pass to ski on groomed trails in Minnesota state parks or state forests, or on state or grant-in-aid trails. Sign your Ski Pass and be sure to carry it with you every time you go skiing. (If you prefer, take a photo of both sides of your pass and carry it on your phone.)
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      Downhill Duluth

      1:32 | 359 | May 10, 2015
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jan 20, 2023
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      282
      Trails Mountain Bike
      172
      Trails E-Bike
      189
      Trails Horse
      5
      Trails Hike
      190
      Trails Trail Running
      188
      Trails Snowmobile
      9
      Trails Snowshoe
      46
      Trails Downhill Ski
      3
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      3
      Trails Nordic Ski
      93
      Total Distance
      267 miles
      Total Descent
      30,346 ft
      Total Vertical
      944 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,546 ft
      Reports
      19,893
      Photos
      726
      Ridden Counter
      50,193

      Outside Logo Articles

      Destination Showcase: Duluth & Lebanon Hills, Minnesota
      Aug 7, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      Check out two more of the top places to mountain bike in Minnesota.
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      Photos of Duluth Mountain Bike

      98 |
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 8:26pm
      Jul 19, 2021
      90 |
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 8:26pm
      Jul 19, 2021
      trail: Smorgasbord
      263 |
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:40am
      Jul 12, 2019
      trail: Deerslayer
      100 |
      Oct 16, 2017 @ 1:45pm
      Oct 16, 2017
      trail: Deerslayer
      120 |
      Oct 16, 2017 @ 1:44pm
      Oct 16, 2017
      trail: Home Brew
      579 |
      Oct 15, 2015 @ 7:51am
      Oct 15, 2015
      trail: Home Brew
      1,036 |
      Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:05am
      Feb 20, 2015
      trail: Lower Whoops
      2,252 |
      Nov 19, 2013 @ 9:17am
      Nov 19, 2013
      | 2 comments

      Videos of Duluth Mountain Bike

      XC bike comes up short
      trail: Medropolis
      65 | Sep 16, 2022
      OTB and Joining the Collarbone Club
      84 | Jul 26, 2022
      Massive OTB at Bike Park
      trail: Spirit Mtn
      138 | Sep 7, 2021
      Downhilling!
      trail: Spirit Mtn
      78 | Dec 2, 2020
      Friday Fails Submission
      0:08 | 493 | Jan 3, 2020
      Friday Fails Submission
      trail: Spirit Mtn
      0:22 | 7395 | Oct 22, 2019
      non biker try jump
      0:04 | 222 | Oct 7, 2019
      Winter Riding on The Duluth Traverse
      trail: Woodland
      1:21 | 44 | Aug 11, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

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      UMD (NCT/SHT)
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 5:59pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      Snow Coveredwhitet777Recent snow and no grooming makes it...
      St. Louis River Trail
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 8:16pm
      Jan 7, 2023
      Snow CoveredZaskar972No grooming
      Upper Cathedral
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 8:14pm
      Jan 7, 2023
      Snow CoveredZaskar972No grooming

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Rhamnus
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 6:01pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      Snow Groomedwhitet777
      Fisherman
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 6:01pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      Snow Groomedwhitet777
      Guardrail Loop
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 6:00pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      Snow Groomedwhitet777
      Blowdown
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 6:00pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      Snow Groomedwhitet777
      NCT/SHT & DT connector
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 5:42pm
      Jan 6, 2023
      Snow PackedTrail Running mickeypearson
      Root Canal
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 5:42pm
      Jan 6, 2023
      Snow PackedTrail Running mickeypearson
      Nature Center -the Pines(Duluth Traverse)
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 5:42pm
      Jan 6, 2023
      Snow PackedTrail Running mickeypearson
      Fairmont Connector
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 5:42pm
      Jan 6, 2023
      Snow PackedTrail Running mickeypearson
      Deerslayer
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 10:55am
      Jan 6, 2023
      Snow GroomedAwesome groom. A couple sets of boot...leegenes
      Red Dress
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 7:11am
      Jan 6, 2023
      Snow Groomedleegenes

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

      Activity Feed

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      user #1106739mantistoboggan939riddentrailSnaggletooth
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 6:53pm
      Jan 28, 2023
      user #1430367drew-bearwishlistrouteNO SHUTTLE Full Duluth Traverse
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 10:40am
      Jan 21, 2023
      user #1576113whitet777addreportBlowdown and 3 more
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 6:00pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      user #1576113whitet777addreportUMD (NCT/SHT)
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 5:59pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      user #1597018leegenesaddphoto in My City
      Jan 9, 2023 @ 11:24am
      Jan 9, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      user #2902771HraklisOtrailStone AgeJust Beautiful. What a professionally built...
      Oct 23, 2022 @ 12:26pm
      Oct 23, 2022
      user #2099766BenbabineautrailCabbage PatchTrail s igns rate this a black diamond, but it...
      Oct 4, 2022 @ 4:46pm
      Oct 4, 2022
      user #2161888MattyRidestrailMonkey BusinessProbably my favorite trail at spirit. It has a...
      Sep 27, 2022 @ 12:16pm
      Sep 27, 2022
      user #2856094nickpethantrailCraft ConnectorThis trails still pushes me above my limit at...
      Sep 26, 2022 @ 9:52am
      Sep 26, 2022
      user #2161888MattyRidestrailRocky RoadyFor 2022 there have been a couple B lines...
      Sep 11, 2022 @ 9:08am
      Sep 11, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike172162 miles20,016 ft74 miles902 ft
      #112#4771319,7462832,917
      E-Bike189202 miles23,622 ft88 miles945 ft
      #41#913,9552505
      Horse524 miles1,099 ft10 miles784 ft
      #236#14612,8295
      Hike190224 miles20,643 ft91 miles945 ft
      #114#61819,69311,626
      Trail Running188224 miles20,633 ft91 miles945 ft
      #116#62319,69311,560
      Snowmobile937 miles1,647 ft16 miles748 ft
      161
      Snowshoe4658 miles5,269 ft23 miles876 ft
      #245#130281144
      Downhill Ski32,408 ft279 ft1,745 ft308 ft
      #37312133
      Backcountry Ski32 miles276 ft3,842 ft554 ft
      1417
      Nordic Ski9367 miles4,908 ft27 miles764 ft
      #373#1852331,423
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
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