1,605 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-205 ft
Descent
00:06:16
Avg time
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DM Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Piedmont & Brewer
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #2229 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

From the exposed rock dome at the top, head down to the southwest - watch for trail name signs, since there are a number of other runs starting near this same spot. The track begins with some generally steep wooded singletrack and a few rocky drops, before you come to the first of several very steep bedrock 'roll-downs' (depends on how you ride them). Notice that there is a short portion of the trail where you are sharing (riding on) Skyline, before leaving that trail again - keep your head up and watch for the sign. The first big bedrock decent is perhaps roughly 12' down. The subsequent big ones might be more like 15' from crest to bottom. As the track continues, several more steep drops are encountered. There is a short break in the decent about 3/4 of the way down, where you're crossing a flatter sort of plateau, as well as Skyline trail again, before the final short, but very gnarly rock-riddled descent to the paved road (Skyline Parkway).

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More Stats for DM bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -203 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,069 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,272 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,272 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,069 ft
  • Grade
    -12.677%
  • Grade max
    -26.384%
  • Grade min
    -1.172%
  • Distance climb
    31 ft
  • Distance down
    1,487 ft
  • Distance flat
    87 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:56:08
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Status:
on Dec 9, 2019
Wet
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • 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
  • Other Other
      Directions to dm trailhead (46.767410, -92.153570)
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      DM Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      Dec 9, 2019
      Groomed to the DT crossing
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Oct 10, 2019
      reporter Rain starting, more on the way
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 8:41am
      Jul 30, 2019
      reporter
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 5:45am
      Jul 29, 2019
      reporter
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 5:32am
      Jul 11, 2019
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 80 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 538 rides
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      Photos

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      28 |
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 10:11am
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      142 |
      Jul 30, 2018 @ 7:59am
      Jul 30, 2018
      352 |
      Oct 27, 2015 @ 5:56pm
      Oct 27, 2015
      173 |
      Oct 27, 2015 @ 5:43pm
      Oct 27, 2015

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      Trail Products

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag welcome2thesausageparty (Jul 29, 2017 at 6:38)
       Awesome trail! Could benefit from some painted stripes when it transitions to rock slabs, hard to know where to go.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag louisvillerider (Aug 28, 2019 at 19:41)
       I wouldn't call these roll downs "near vertical," but they are still plenty intimidating.
      [Reply]

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