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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
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  • < 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
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  • 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
      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 Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Feb 10, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #757
      State Ranking
      #7
      Trails (view details)
      17
      Trails Mountain Bike
      14
      Trails Hike
      17
      Trails Trail Running
      17
      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent
      5,450 ft
      Total Vertical
      421 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,062 ft
      Reports
      1,249
      Photos
      18
      Ridden Counter
      1,653

      Photos of Mission Creek Mountain Bike

      13 |
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 6:37pm
      Aug 21, 2019
      73 |
      Oct 8, 2018 @ 7:49am
      Oct 8, 2018
      58 |
      Oct 8, 2018 @ 7:33am
      Oct 8, 2018
      trail: Loki
      484 |
      Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:09am
      Feb 20, 2015

      Videos of Mission Creek Mountain Bike

      Minnesotas Mission Creek Trail Review Home Of...
      9:53 | 387 | Jan 25, 2018 , Duluth

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Indigenous Land
      Feb 10, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      Feb 10, 2020
      Snow Groomedcgiffordmiears
      Valley West (Duluth Traverse)
      Feb 10, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      Feb 10, 2020
      Snow Packedcgiffordmiears
      Valley East (Duluth Traverse)
      Feb 10, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      Feb 10, 2020
      Snow Packedcgiffordmiears
      Upper Cathedral
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Oct 10, 2019
      Wetnamdoogttam COGGS Rain starting, more on the way
      St. Louis River Trail (Duluth Traverse)
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Oct 10, 2019
      Wetnamdoogttam COGGS Rain starting, more on the way
      Ninja Beaver
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Oct 10, 2019
      Wetnamdoogttam COGGS Rain starting, more on the way
      Porcupine Passage
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Oct 10, 2019
      Wetnamdoogttam COGGS Rain starting, more on the way
      Lower Cathedral
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Oct 10, 2019
      Wetnamdoogttam COGGS Rain starting, more on the way
      Loki
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Oct 10, 2019
      Wetnamdoogttam COGGS Rain starting, more on the way
      Flyover Country
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Oct 10, 2019
      Wetnamdoogttam COGGS Rain starting, more on the way

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #788625toddupdatetrailSt. Louis River Trail (Duluth Traverse) and 2 more
      Mar 23, 2020 @ 3:10pm
      Mar 23, 2020
      user #1130453FBP1riddentrailUpper Cathedral
      Feb 14, 2020 @ 7:42am
      Feb 14, 2020
      user #1328514cgiffordmiearsaddreportIndigenous Land and 2 more
      Feb 10, 2020 @ 7:05pm
      Feb 10, 2020
      user #454612da-taterriddentrailLower Cathedral and 8 more
      Feb 10, 2020 @ 10:42am
      Feb 10, 2020
      user #1756669MichaelsullivanriddentrailLower Cathedral
      Jan 25, 2020 @ 3:55am
      Jan 25, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #1330800BrasaltrailAstonishing Bike PathYep
      Aug 26, 2017 @ 11:38am
      Aug 26, 2017

      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 8 8 8 68.3 km
      Pine Valley 2 38.7 km
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