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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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      Trails (view details)
      322
      Trails Mountain Bike
      167
      Trails E-Bike
      182
      Trails Horse
      7
      Trails Hike
      272
      Trails Trail Running
      270
      Trails Snowmobile
      11
      Trails Snowshoe
      64
      Trails Downhill Ski
      5
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      4
      Trails Nordic Ski
      100
      Total Distance
      281 miles
      Total Descent
      31,227 ft
      Total Vertical
      944 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,546 ft
      Reports
      21,404
      Photos
      709
      Ridden Counter
      64,951

      Outside Logo Articles

      Destination Showcase: Duluth & Lebanon Hills, Minnesota
      Aug 7, 2019 from pinkbike.com
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      Photos of Duluth Mountain Bike

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      Jul 19, 2021 @ 8:26pm
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      Oct 16, 2017 @ 1:45pm
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      Oct 16, 2017 @ 1:44pm
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      698 |
      Oct 15, 2015 @ 7:51am
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      Videos of Duluth Mountain Bike

      A Lil too dry to see
      60 | Sep 12, 2023
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      32 | Mar 14, 2023
      Slender James Classic Enduro 2021
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      XC bike comes up short
      trail: Medropolis
      109 | Sep 16, 2022
      OTB and Joining the Collarbone Club
      105 | Jul 26, 2022
      Massive OTB at Bike Park
      trail: Spirit Mtn
      148 | Sep 7, 2021
      Downhilling!
      trail: Spirit Mtn
      81 | Dec 2, 2020
      Friday Fails Submission
      0:08 | 615 | Jan 3, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike167163 miles19,449 ft72 miles902 ft
      #113#4868021,2433646,540
      E-Bike182198 miles22,162 ft84 miles945 ft
      #51#1314,1523675
      Horse725 miles1,171 ft11 miles830 ft
      #286#18512,8085
      Hike272250 miles22,192 ft98 miles945 ft
      #115#642421,18222,638
      Trail Running270250 miles22,162 ft98 miles945 ft
      #116#64321,18222,915
      Snowmobile1137 miles1,663 ft16 miles755 ft
      301
      Snowshoe6463 miles6,056 ft25 miles876 ft
      #182#1011,1792186
      Downhill Ski54,390 ft351 ft3,189 ft551 ft
      #4141,143465
      Backcountry Ski42 miles318 ft4,774 ft554 ft
      2925
      Nordic Ski10070 miles5,200 ft28 miles764 ft
      #179#9321,1642,418
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