41.3 miles
3,673 ft
-3,677 ft
1,288 ft
High Point

Current as of July 2022: the Duluth Traverse can be ridden end-to-end through use of a few short on-road stints that link the last few remaining un-built singletrack sections.

The Duluth Traverse ("DT") is progressing toward completion with each trail-building season that passes. It is the result of a shared vision that COGGS and the City of Duluth has for a multi-use, singletrack trail that is purpose-built for mountain biking and completely traverses the entire length of the City of Duluth. Consisting of mostly flowing beginner-level singletrack, the DT connects extensive and more difficult trail networks in clusters at Lester Park, Hartley Park, Piedmont-Brewer Park, Spirit Mountain and Mission Creek.

Route Description:
This route is drawn strictly using sanctioned, purpose-built singletrack, and public roads.

As mapped here, the route is close to 90% singletrack and it is 98% off-road. Much of the non-singletrack is comprised of short sections of gravel, doubletrack, or paved paths. The largest remaining section of the non-singletrack is a roughly 3 mile section of gravel doubletrack on the 'DWP', between the railroad tunnel and Spirit Mtn singletrack segments. The last remaining notable on-road sections consist of a 3/4-mile section east of the antenna farm and a 1.3-mile long section east of Hartley Park.

(this "route" will be updated periodically when additional sections of sanctioned singletrack are filled-in)

Detailed Description
Duluth Traverse is a highly rated 41 mile popular intermediate route located near Duluth Minnesota. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 29 trails. This route climbs 3,673 ft with a max elevation of 1,288 ft then descends -3,677 ft.
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More Stats for Duluth Traverse mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    6 hr 27 min
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    653 ft
  • Altitude start
    657 ft
  • Altitude end
    653 ft
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  • Distance climb
    19 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    7 miles
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)

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