40.7 miles
Distance
3,312 ft
Climb
-3,313 ft
Descent
1,287 ft
High Point

Current as of July 2020: 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.

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

As mapped here, the route is roughly 80% singletrack. Much of the non-singletrack is on gravel road, doubletrack, or paths. The longest section of non-singletrack is a roughly 5 mile stretch of gravel doubletrack (the 'DWP') connecting Spirit Mountain with the Mission Creek area. The last 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)

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 3
namdoogttam COGGS (Aug 2, 2019 at 6:12)
 New and updated for summer of 2019!
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  • + 1
backwords (Aug 2, 2019 at 6:18)
 !!!!!! SWEEEEET RIDE !!!!!!!
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    DT
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Duluth Traverse mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    656 ft
  • Altitude start
    657 ft
  • Altitude end
    656 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -68%
  • Grade min
    33.6%
  • Distance climb
    20 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
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