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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
      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
      • 1
      • 6
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      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 23, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      20
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails E-Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      20
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Trails Snowshoe
      2
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      3,613 ft
      Total Vertical
      633 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,268 ft
      Reports
      1,403
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      4,725

      Photos of Mission Creek Mountain Bike

      trail: Loki
      108 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 11:50am
      Sep 19, 2020
      trail: Loki
      107 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 11:41am
      Sep 19, 2020
      153 |
      Aug 19, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Aug 19, 2020
      139 |
      Aug 19, 2020 @ 3:54pm
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      141 |
      Aug 19, 2020 @ 3:54pm
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      123 |
      Aug 19, 2020 @ 3:53pm
      Aug 19, 2020
      128 |
      Aug 19, 2020 @ 3:53pm
      Aug 19, 2020
      trail: Loki
      774 |
      Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:09am
      Feb 20, 2015

      Videos of Mission Creek Mountain Bike

      youtuber The Trail of 10,000 Bridges! || Mission Creek...

      14:16 | 134 | Jul 26, 2021
      Porcupine Passage | Mission Creek | Duluth, MN
      6:52 | 143 | Jul 1, 2021 , Duluth
      YouTube
      0:09 | 354 | Jul 3, 2020 , Duluth
      Minnesotas Mission Creek Trail Review Home Of...
      9:53 | 765 | Jan 25, 2018 , Duluth

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      St. Louis River Trail (Duluth Traverse)
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 9:25am
      Jun 19, 2022
      DryMostly dry, just a few puddleswhitet777
      Porcupine Passage
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 9:24am
      Jun 19, 2022
      VariableSome big mud puddles, usually near the...whitet777
      Indigenous Land
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 9:23am
      Jun 19, 2022
      VariableSome mud spots as you get closer to the...whitet777
      Lower Cathedral
      Jun 8, 2022 @ 4:33pm
      Jun 8, 2022
      IdealAultmanTribemom
      Upper Cathedral
      Jun 8, 2022 @ 4:33pm
      Jun 8, 2022
      VariableAultmanTribemom
      Valley East (Duluth Traverse)
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 8:09pm
      Jun 6, 2022
      Idealleegenes
      Mission Creek Pkwy
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 8:05pm
      Jun 6, 2022
      VariableNeeds some more tires on it to help pack...leegenes
      Porcupine Passage
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 8:02pm
      Jun 6, 2022
      VariableA couple of soft spots, but dry.leegenes
      Flyover Country
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 8:01pm
      Jun 6, 2022
      Idealleegenes
      Valley West (Duluth Traverse)
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 11:04am
      Oct 16, 2021
      IdealMusta

      Activity Feed

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      user #2914975korinabashriddentrailSt. Louis River Trail (Duluth Traverse) and 3 more
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 1:49pm
      2 days
      user #2534139Craiggers81riddentrailLoki
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 5:27pm
      Jun 27, 2022
      user #1576113whitet777addreportIndigenous Land and 2 more
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 9:23am
      Jun 19, 2022
      user #3040336david196hwishlistrouteMission Creek: Chains to Trains
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 8:04am
      Jun 19, 2022
      user #2829815lilykargwishlisttrailValley East (Duluth Traverse) and 1 more
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 6:00pm
      Jun 18, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #936829namdoogttamtrailIndigenous LandFeels very remote, nothing but you, the bears,...
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 5:12am
      Aug 3, 2021
      user #936829namdoogttamtrailAstonishing Bike PathSuper fun. Lots of mid-size rocks interrupting...
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 11:40am
      Jul 30, 2021
      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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mont du Lac 1 3 12.2 km
      Jay Cooke State Park 3 33.8 km
      Spirit Mountain Bike Park 12 5 8 84.4 km
      Superior Municipal Forest 2 17.4 km
      Keene Creek Park7.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1624 miles3,419 ft11 miles427 ft
      #1,022#536351,39032,961
      E-Bike1621 miles3,041 ft9 miles633 ft
      1,2793
      Hike2026 miles3,612 ft11 miles633 ft
      #753#4581,390113
      Trail Running2026 miles3,612 ft11 miles633 ft
      #754#4541,39035
      Snowshoe21 mile49 ft1,411 ft285 ft
      24
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