2.3 miles
Distance
660 ft
Climb
-364 ft
Descent
00:24:03
Avg time
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Amity East Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lester Park
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #14593 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21686 in Trail Running
    • #82209 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 60 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.

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More Stats for Amity East Trail mountain bike trail 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 mile
  • Distance down
    3,987 ft
  • Distance flat
    408 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:03
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      Amity East Trail Trail Reports

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      Oct 10, 2021 @ 9:06am
      Oct 10, 2021
      Little wet nothing major Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 9:06am
      Oct 10, 2021
      Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface still manageable
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 9:06am
      Oct 10, 2021
      Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface still manageable
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 8:17am
      Sep 25, 2021
      reporter open
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 4:56am
      Aug 7, 2021
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      • 12 miles avg distance
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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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      • + 0
      RyanHom (Aug 13, 2020 at 8:16)
       The trails keep ger neutered. They just took out another fun rough section at lester. Sad soon old people will be able to ride mobility scooters on them. Actually they could now.
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      klehenba (Sep 25, 2020 at 7:22)
       Took Lester Creek trail north which was a lot of fun. Amity East back south was a bit scary for me. Was on a fat bike. Trail is very steep in short sections and is rooty and rocky along with being narrow. Consider taking Lester out and back if you aren’t used to rough trails at higher speeds. Amity East is tougher than intermediate trails in the Twin Cities.
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