2.3 miles
Distance
660 ft
Climb
-364 ft
Descent
00:12:23
Avg time

Amity East Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June-Oct
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Global Ranking
    #7218
  • 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.

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More Stats for Amity East Trail mountain 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
    1.5 miles
  • Distance down
    3,987 ft
  • Distance flat
    408 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:09
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Status:
on May 15, 2017
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Amity East Trail Trail Reports

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May 15, 2017 @ 5:50am
May 15, 2017
reporter Trails are muddy: due to early AM rain.
May 9, 2017 @ 7:32pm
May 9, 2017
reporter Season opener!!!
Mar 27, 2017 @ 6:21am
Mar 27, 2017
Closed for spring thaw - please be patient!
Mar 10, 2017 @ 6:07am
Mar 10, 2017
Many icy spots; avoid riding when temps into the 30's
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:58am
Dec 12, 2016
Fresh snow cover (2"-4")
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