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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
      Land Status: Managed by Local Riding Association
      Alternate Mission Creek Trails parking 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 Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 13, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails E-Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Trails Snowshoe
      3
      Total Distance
      32 miles
      Total Descent
      4,584 ft
      Total Vertical
      633 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,268 ft
      Reports
      1,308
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      3,341

      Photos of Mission Creek Mountain Bike

      trail: Loki
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      Sep 19, 2020 @ 11:50am
      Sep 19, 2020
      trail: Loki
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      Sep 19, 2020 @ 11:41am
      Sep 19, 2020
      74 |
      Aug 19, 2020 @ 3:54pm
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      Aug 19, 2020 @ 3:54pm
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      Aug 19, 2020 @ 3:53pm
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      Aug 19, 2020 @ 3:53pm
      Aug 19, 2020
      trail: Loki
      654 |
      Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:09am
      Feb 20, 2015

      Videos of Mission Creek Mountain Bike

      YouTube
      0:09 | 205 | Jul 3, 2020 , Duluth
      Minnesotas Mission Creek Trail Review Home Of...
      9:53 | 639 | Jan 25, 2018 , Duluth

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Valley West (Duluth Traverse)
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 10:26am
      Jun 13, 2021
      Drywhitet777Hike Trail was closed for maintenance at the...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2227871AndrewmatteviriddentrailIndigenous Land
      Jun 17, 2021 @ 9:04pm
      24 hours
      user #2712859sisubillriddentrailSt. Louis River Trail (Duluth Traverse) and 3 more
      Jun 17, 2021 @ 4:18am
      2 days
      user #2032436BRW2020wishlisttrailIndigenous Land
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 9:47pm
      Jun 14, 2021
      user #1576113whitet777addreportIndigenous Land and 4 more
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 10:22am
      Jun 13, 2021
      user #382212MLowe1riddentrailSt. Louis River Trail (Duluth Traverse) and 4 more
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 10:17am
      Jun 13, 2021

      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 5 12.7 km
      Spirit Mountain 12 4 6 84.5 km
      Piedmont & Brewer 8 8 8 68.3 km
      Pine Valley 2 3 18.7 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1323 miles3,520 ft10 miles427 ft
      #836#428351,29522,059
      E-Bike1932 miles4,583 ft14 miles633 ft
      1,2022
      Hike1932 miles4,583 ft14 miles633 ft
      #645#3731,29580
      Trail Running1932 miles4,583 ft14 miles633 ft
      #648#3731,29514
      Snowshoe37 miles873 ft3 miles371 ft
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