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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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."
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Twin Ports
      Links
      Downhill Duluth
      1:32 | 291 | May 10, 2015
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      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of 3 days
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      COGGS
      (www.coggs.com)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #102
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      153
      Trails Mountain Bike
      128
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      111
      Trails Trail Running
      111
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      159 miles
      Total Descent
      27,881 ft
      Total Vertical
      949 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,551 ft
      Reports
      14,451
      Photos
      435
      Ridden Counter
      16,316
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Duluth Mountain Bike

      121 |
      Jul 30, 2018 @ 7:58am
      Jul 30, 2018
      trail: Deerslayer
      35 |
      Oct 16, 2017 @ 1:44pm
      Oct 16, 2017
      388 |
      Oct 13, 2015 @ 6:48am
      Oct 13, 2015
      trail: Loki
      464 |
      Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:09am
      Feb 20, 2015

      Videos of Duluth Mountain Bike

      Friday Fails Submission
      0:22 | 2829 | Oct 22, 2019
      non biker try jump
      0:04 | 78 | Oct 7, 2019
      Friday Fails Submission
      0:08 | 133 | Oct 3, 2019
      Winter Riding on The Duluth Traverse
      1:21 | 28 | Aug 11, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      DM
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      3 days
      WetBikeMikeBikeMikeGroomed to the DT crossing
      Morningside (Duluth Traverse)
      Nov 16, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Nov 16, 2019
      Prevalent MudcgiffordmiearsThawed out quick. Avoid if temps are...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Red Dress
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      3 days
      Snow GroomedBikeMikeBikeMike Red Dress is hard packed and corduroy
      Lower Burner of Stovetop
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      3 days
      Snow PackedBikeMikeBikeMike
      Medropolis
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      3 days
      Snow GroomedBikeMikeBikeMike
      NIMBY
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      3 days
      Snow GroomedBikeMikeBikeMike
      Foxx Rocks b-line
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      3 days
      Snow GroomedBikeMikeBikeMike
      Stovetop - Upper Burner
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      3 days
      Snow GroomedBikeMikeBikeMike
      Deerslayer
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      3 days
      Snow GroomedBikeMikeBikeMike
      Scarface
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      3 days
      Snow GroomedBikeMikeBikeMike
      Foxx Rocks
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      3 days
      Snow GroomedBikeMikeBikeMike
      Snively Trail
      Dec 7, 2019 @ 10:45am
      Dec 7, 2019
      Snow PackedDougInBoulderTrail Running Couple of fat bikes out on the trail....

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1710907BikeMikeBikeMikeaddreportRed Dress and 9 more
      Dec 10, 2019 @ 5:31am
      2 days
      user #1898461DougInBoulderaddreportSnively Trail
      Dec 7, 2019 @ 10:45am
      Dec 7, 2019
      user #1310194Zaskar972riddentrailUpper Cathedral
      Dec 6, 2019 @ 8:33pm
      Dec 6, 2019
      user #1989582SevenBridgesTrolladdreportLester River Trail (Duluth Traverse)
      Dec 6, 2019 @ 9:25am
      Dec 6, 2019
      user #1989582SevenBridgesTrolladdreportLester River Trail (Duluth Traverse) and 3 more
      Dec 3, 2019 @ 4:37pm
      Dec 3, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1100331consularshiptrailKissing BoothRideable on a hardtail. More of a single black.
      Nov 26, 2019 @ 8:37am
      Nov 26, 2019
      user #1868689louisvilleridertrailDMI wouldn't call these roll downs "near...
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 7:41pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      user #1430621korympreportLower Cathedraltree down by road crossing.
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 4:49pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      user #1726246TrailKittrailLower All Weather TrailVery scenic but very loose gravel. Easy ride...
      Jul 3, 2019 @ 3:30pm
      Jul 3, 2019
      user #936829namdoogttamtrailUpper All Weather TrailSuper cool little tour of the Spirit Mountain...
      Jun 25, 2019 @ 2:14pm
      Jun 25, 2019

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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