25.1 miles
Distance
2,985 ft
Climb
-2,945 ft
Descent
1,309 ft
High Point
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Self-supported / No medical response. Course is extremely challenging, testing both stamina and technical skill! GPS unit is not mandatory but will greatly assist during the race. A .gpx file will be made available beforehand.

2021 KA "Northern Exposure" race course

Detailed Description
2021 KA Northern Exposure (duplicate) is a 25 mile expert race route located near Duluth Minnesota. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 21 trails. This route climbs 2,985 ft with a max elevation of 1,309 ft then descends -2,945 ft.

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9 Reviews & Comments

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thomasmccartney (Apr 27, 2022 at 17:05)
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Very Rocky. Watching on your tube, two riders got flats…
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Randalkjohnson (Oct 16, 2021 at 18:07)
The trail has some flow, but mostly very technical sections. “Trial” rider techniques are a must!
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Randalkjohnson (Oct 16, 2021 at 18:04)
What a great trail. Slow going, but very technical!! A challenge to say the least. Not many riders know about this trail, but it’s worth the effort to ride it. If you can ride the entire trail, you’re an accomplished rider!!
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backwords (Aug 6, 2021 at 7:00)
Looks like it's goin to be a fun race - great 'advanced' route!
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namdoogttam COGGS (Aug 6, 2021 at 5:32)
Looks like a great route for a sampling of some technical variety in Duluth, with some easier segments periodically interspersed, so you don't die!
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consularship (Nov 26, 2019 at 8:37)
Rideable on a hardtail. More of a single black.
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rudy454 COGGS (May 19, 2019 at 18:05)
Be sure to ride the Infinity Loop. Down Rockbar then take Skyline over and climb Kissing Booth to defend back down the Booth taking Skyline to finish on the Rockbar climb.

Then continue doing the loop until you have to dab.
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namdoogttam COGGS (Nov 9, 2018 at 21:28)
My favorite technical XC trail in all of Duluth. This trail is waaaay underrated!
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BigMesa (Aug 19, 2018 at 21:44)
Having ridden many black trails in the Duluth area, I tried the Kissing Booth today but realized quickly that this one is for experts. I ended up pushing and carrying my bike quite a few times. Some rock faced drop offs are so steep I could hardly climb them down by foot. The trail confronts you quickly with your limitations as an intermediate mountain biker yet leaves you in awe and wonder realizing that some people actually clear the jumps and drop offs. My respects to everyone who can ride this crazy trail!! Please teach me! ;-)
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 7, 2021
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for 2021 KA Northern Exposure (duplicate) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    40 ft
  • Altitude min
    630 ft
  • Altitude start
    701 ft
  • Altitude end
    741 ft
  • Grade max
    -64.1%
  • Grade min
    41.4%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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