2 miles
Distance
660 ft
Climb
-364 ft
Descent
00:17:49
Avg time

Amity East Trail Details

  • 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
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13705 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 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
    00:17:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:19
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Status:
on Nov 9, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.5 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • White
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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Amity East Trail Trail Reports

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Nov 9, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Nov 9, 2018
reporter Open whenever completely frozen.
Nov 2, 2018 @ 8:48am
Nov 2, 2018
reporter Closed.
Nov 2, 2018 @ 8:32am
Nov 2, 2018
reporter Freeze/thaw - conditions fluctuate frequently; if in doubt, don't ride
Aug 9, 2018 @ 12:01pm
Aug 9, 2018
reporter Open!
Jul 13, 2018 @ 4:32pm
Jul 13, 2018
Trail nice and dry, get out and riiiiiiide!
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Feb 21, 2018 @ 1:50pm
Feb 21, 2018
Amity East Trail, Duluth

Routes with this trail

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Duluth Traverse featured
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47 miles

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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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