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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
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      The Mission Creek trail system is set of flowing machine built trails that meander the ridges and valleys in one of the most remote areas within the City of Duluth. This trail system opened in 2014, upon completion of build-phase 1, which consisted of the first 7 miles of singletrack on a high ridge above the St Louis River. Since then, 13 more miles of trail have been added, making for 20 miles in total, spanning the east and west sides of the Mission Creek valley.

      The trail system is the eastern most end of the Duluth Traverse project.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Becks Road (secondary/small parking lot) google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The trail is best accessed from Chambers Grove Park in the Fond du Lac neighborhood of Duluth. Riders have the option of climbing the lower cathedral trail, or taking Highway 210 to access the rest of the trails.
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 4, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      17
      Trails Mountain Bike
      15
      Trails Hike
      20
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent
      4,796 ft
      Total Vertical
      427 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,062 ft
      Reports
      1,277
      Photos
      26
      Ridden Counter
      2,348

      Photos of Mission Creek Mountain Bike

      15 |
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 11:24am
      Jul 3, 2020
      19 |
      Jun 24, 2020 @ 11:17am
      Jun 24, 2020
      22 |
      Jun 24, 2020 @ 8:52am
      Jun 24, 2020
      trail: Loki
      549 |
      Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:09am
      Feb 20, 2015

      Videos of Mission Creek Mountain Bike

      YouTube
      0:09 | 41 | Jul 3, 2020 , Duluth
      Minnesotas Mission Creek Trail Review Home Of...
      9:53 | 495 | Jan 25, 2018 , Duluth

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Loki
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 11:58am
      Aug 4, 2020
      Idealwhitet777As good as it gets.
      Lower Cathedral
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 11:58am
      Aug 4, 2020
      Idealwhitet777Outstanding!
      Ninja Beaver
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 11:48am
      Jul 26, 2020
      Prevalent MudHairOfTheMonkThis trail has been the neglected step...
      Valley West (Duluth Traverse)
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 12:30pm
      Jul 24, 2020
      WetMettmann51Holding some water in low areas
      St. Louis River Trail (Duluth Traverse)
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 12:30pm
      Jul 24, 2020
      WetMettmann51Some wet areas. A bit greasy in the clay...
      Valley East (Duluth Traverse)
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 9:07am
      Jul 13, 2020
      Dryrickplite WMMBA
      Astonishing Bike Path
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 7:09am
      Jul 4, 2020
      IdealMinnesotaTopps
      Upper Cathedral
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 5:59pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      Drycolli482Some ruts in low areas, but dry.
      Flyover Country
      May 9, 2020 @ 5:26pm
      May 9, 2020
      DryJZ1984
      Indigenous Land
      Feb 10, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      Feb 10, 2020
      Snow Groomedcgiffordmiears

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2343217RescuecaptainriddentrailSt. Louis River Trail (Duluth Traverse) and 3 more
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 10:23am
      16 hours
      user #1576113whitet777addreportLoki and 1 more
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 1:38pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      user #2336711youlikethemikeriddentrailFlyover Country and 2 more
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 9:34pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      user #2006340Meatloaf5riddentrailSt. Louis River Trail (Duluth Traverse) and 7 more
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 9:47pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      user #2250460Kenne17riddentrailSt. Louis River Trail (Duluth Traverse) and 1 more
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 2:08pm
      Aug 1, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2153630Nanderson226trailFlyover CountryTrail is amazing! Great to do laps on and hone...
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 9:40am
      Jul 20, 2020
      user #1430621korympreportLower Cathedraltree down by road crossing.
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 4:49pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      user #1571536Skywaalk3rtrailNinja BeaverFirst half of this trail coming off of Valley...
      Aug 11, 2018 @ 9:24pm
      Aug 11, 2018
      user #1571536Skywaalk3rtrailIndigenous LandOne of my favorite trails at Mission Creek!
      Aug 11, 2018 @ 9:22pm
      Aug 11, 2018
      user #1553994BigMesatrailIndigenous LandThis is a spectacular breath-taking trail that...
      Jul 17, 2018 @ 12:01pm
      Jul 17, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mont du Lac 1 3 12 km
      Jay Cooke State Park 3 12.7 km
      Spirit Mountain 14 5 8 53.8 km
      Piedmont & Brewer 9 8 8 68.3 km
      Pine Valley 2 38.7 km
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