2 miles
Distance
660 ft
Climb
-364 ft
Descent
00:20:17
Avg time
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Amity East Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lester Park
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13705 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2011
  • Land Manager

This section can be ridden in either direction and can be used in conjunction with the Amity West Trail or the Lester River Trail to create a complete loop.

Riding uphill (from south to north):

Starting out at Lester Park, look for this trail heading uphill and into the woods from the park pavilion/shelter.

Cross a couple of XC ski trails before you've made it far enough west to catch your first few glimpses of Amity Creek through the woods. Once the trail reaches the Amity Creek ravine, it follows this ravine (on the east side) up-stream, rolling along all the way. This is a good place to become proficient at 'pumping' off of the small hills as you make your way up.

After loosing sight of the creek, you will eventually come out of the woods and into an open a section of singletrack that parallels Seven Bridges Road (paved) for a short time.

The next trail intersection is with Amity West. Leave this intersection riding north (i.e. bearing slightly to the right). Overall, you'll be mostly climbing, but there are plenty of short descents scattered along this segment as it rolls up the hill.

This section gets relatively rocky/rooty, especially nearest the northern end. There aren't however, any prolonged technical sections. Just one or two rocky spots that beginner riders can easily step through in a couple of strides.

When you get the chance to safely do so, don't forget to look up and take in the views of the Amity Creek ravine as you go.

Near the northern end, you'll encounter an intersection with the Lester River Trail - Duluth Traverse.

More Stats for Amity East Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    297 ft
  • Altitude min
    661 ft
  • Altitude max
    960 ft
  • Altitude start
    661 ft
  • Altitude end
    958 ft
  • Grade
    2.423%
  • Grade max
    -42.294%
  • Grade min
    48.243%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,987 ft
  • Distance flat
    408 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:19
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on Oct 20, 2019
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Avg: 4.5 (8 votes)

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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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      Amity East Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 20, 2019 @ 2:35pm
      2 days
      A few damp spots. No mud, solid surface in, surprisingly, good condition.
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Oct 10, 2019
      reporter Rain starting, more on the way
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 5:47am
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Agolz12 (Sep 21, 2018 at 20:49)
       This is a fun ride downhill. There is a fun jump line about halfway down the trail, combine that with the !Rocks trail and you've got a winner!
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