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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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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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      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      COGGS
      (www.coggs.com)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #93
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails
      92
      Total Distance
      87 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      41 miles
      Total Descent
      16,594 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,383 ft
      Total Vertical
      742 ft
      Reports
      7,202
      Photos
      231
      Ridden Counter
      3,522
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Duluth Mountain Bike

      77 |
      Feb 21, 2018 @ 1:50pm
      Feb 21, 2018
      Amity East Trail, Duluth
      78 |
      Feb 21, 2018 @ 1:09pm
      Feb 21, 2018
      Calculated Risk, Duluth
      24 |
      Jan 26, 2018 @ 12:12pm
      Jan 26, 2018
      Hawk Ridge Trail (Duluth Traverse)
      trail: Deerslayer
      6 |
      Oct 16, 2017 @ 1:44pm
      Oct 16, 2017
      Deerslayer, Minneapolis
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      Videos of Duluth Mountain Bike

      The Abominable Shredder
      3:08 | 8349 | Feb 20, 2018
      Spirit Mountain - Duluth, MN 2017
      3:37 | 224 | May 29, 2017
      Boss
      trail: Boss Hog
      0:09 | 154 | Nov 10, 2016
      Valley Girls
      0:08 | 190 | Nov 10, 2016
      more videos »

      Duluth Mountain Bike Routes

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      Duluth Traverse featured
      40 miles
      Gitchee Gumee Traverse race
      45 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1391645mechaNICKreportFoxx RocksI tried to mark this packed too, not sure why...
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 3:40pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      user #1391645mechaNICKreportLollygagger (Duluth Traverse)Meant to mark this as snow packed, guess I fat...
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 3:38pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      user #821813rudy454trailTropicana (duplicate of existing trail)This section is called the Valley of Scilence.
      Sep 29, 2017 @ 6:43am
      Sep 29, 2017
      user #1400958BkoczurreportLester River Trail (Duluth Traverse)More rain Sept. 4 still closed
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 3:54pm
      Sep 4, 2017
      user #1400958BkoczurreportLester River Trail (Duluth Traverse)More rain Sept. 4. Still closed
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 3:53pm
      Sep 4, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      Apr 21, 2018 @ 7:54am
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Spirit Mountainbike parkDuluth
      Spirit Mountain Skills Parkskill parkDuluth
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      Nearby Riding Areas

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      Hartley Park 7 6 12.8 km
      Piedmont 7 8 7 63.3 km
      Lester Park 2 4 15.8 km
      Spirit Mountain 9 3 6 37.8 km
      Mission Creek 3 6 211.6 km

      Upcoming Local Events

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