2,872 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-238 ft
Descent
00:06:27
Avg time
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Kissing Booth Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Piedmont & Brewer
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #6342 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 35 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This is a steep, difficult, narrow, raw, hand-built downhill run. You'll definitely want your long-travel, knobby-tried rig.

From Home Brew, watch for this trail to the south. From a very modest initial gate, the trail makes its way down through a series of switchbacks. A notable feature, early-on, is a wide wooden bridge up onto a escarpment where there is a fantastic scenic overlook of the Twin Ports harbor.

Next are a couple of spaced out, very steep, descents down rocky faces, both with pretty quick left-hand turns at the bottom.

Also, at one of the points where the trail switch-backs heading east (uphill on your left, downhill on your right), watch for a big b-line on the left that takes you up a rock outcrop for a steep roll-in back to the main line. Immediately after this there is another a/b option where the left option takes you through a "V" tree, and the right takes you off of a roughly three-foot boulder drop.

The trail mellows-out slightly for the final couple of switchbacks, though, it's still plenty exciting and rough.

Near the bottom, you'll come to a split. Stay high and left to continue on to the Kissing Booth (ascent) trail (https://www.trailforks.com/trails/kissing-booth-ascent/) or keep right and you’ll find yourself on Skyline Parkway (paved road).

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More Stats for Kissing Booth mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -225 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,026 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,251 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,251 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,026 ft
  • Grade max
    -55.451%
  • Grade min
    8.457%
  • Distance climb
    360 ft
  • Distance down
    2,310 ft
  • Distance flat
    202 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:27
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on Jun 13, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.85 (13 votes)

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  • Icy
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  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Kissing Booth Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 81 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 456 rides
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      Oct 27, 2015 @ 5:43pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      Max Fierek's Duluth Hard Enduro 2018 race
      34 miles
      Max Fierek's Duluth Hard Enduro 2019 race
      33 miles

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      BigMesa (Aug 19, 2018 at 21:44)
       Having ridden many black trails in the Duluth area, I tried the Kissing Booth today but realized quickly that this one is for experts. I ended up pushing and carrying my bike quite a few times. Some rock faced drop offs are so steep I could hardly climb them down by foot. The trail confronts you quickly with your limitations as an intermediate mountain biker yet leaves you in awe and wonder realizing that some people actually clear the jumps and drop offs. My respects to everyone who can ride this crazy trail!! Please teach me! ;-)
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      • + 1
      consularship (Nov 26, 2019 at 8:37)
       Rideable on a hardtail. More of a single black.
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