Amity East Trail Details
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 change297 ft
Altitude min661 ft
Altitude max960 ft
Altitude start661 ft
Altitude end958 ft
Distance climb1.5 miles
Distance down3,987 ft
Distance flat408 ft
Avg reverse time00:18:09
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Amity East Trail Trail Reports
May 15, 2017 @ 5:50amMay 15, 2017
|reporter Trails are muddy: due to early AM rain.|
May 9, 2017 @ 7:32pmMay 9, 2017
|reporter Season opener!!!|
Mar 27, 2017 @ 6:21amMar 27, 2017
|Closed for spring thaw - please be patient!|
Mar 10, 2017 @ 6:07amMar 10, 2017
|Many icy spots; avoid riding when temps into the 30's|
Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:58amDec 12, 2016
|Fresh snow cover (2"-4")|
Routes with this trail
|Duluth Traverse featured||40.2 miles|
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