47 miles
Distance
6,964 ft
Climb
-6,951 ft
Descent
1,321 ft
High Point

Done the official Duluth Traverse and looking for more of a challenge? This is an alternate variation on the official Duluth Traverse, using more difficult trails. This route doesn't hit the hardest trails in town, but when given the choice between green and blue, blue. Choose your own descent at Spirit Mtn. and feel free to add-on additional loops as you go, if you're really looking for punishment. This route is slightly longer and definitely more difficult than the actual Duluth Traverse.

Can be ridden either direction, but please note that if the lifts are running at Spirit Mtn, you can not ride up any of the downhill runs (they are one-way only). If the lifts are not running, you can climb Happy Camper.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Alt DT (more difficult) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    12 ft
  • Altitude min
    649 ft
  • Altitude start
    649 ft
  • Altitude end
    661 ft
  • Grade
    0.005%
  • Grade max
    -47.593%
  • Grade min
    46.102%
  • Distance climb
    21 miles
  • Distance down
    22 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Raw POV of Keene Creek Mountain Bike Trail - Duluth, MN
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Spirit Mountain - Duluth, MN 2017
Spirit Mountain - Duluth, MN 2017
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May 29, 2017
First session of the season at spirit! getting ready for whistler in july!!!! Song: Ooh La La - The Faces
Valley Girls
Valley Girls
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Nov 10, 2016
This is the steeper roll down on valley girls

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