2,872 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-238 ft
Descent
00:05:57
Avg time

Kissing Booth Details

  • Riding Area
    Piedmont & Brewer
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

At the bottom, you'll find yourself on Skyline Parkway (paved road). Your options are to hoof-it back up (use caution), or ride the roads back to the Haines Road parking lot where you hit Brewer Park trails again, or head east into the Piedmont trail system.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Kissing Booth bike 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
    00:05:57
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.8 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Kissing Booth Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 5:39am
      Nov 11, 2018
      reporter Open when frozen hard
      Nov 2, 2018 @ 8:45am
      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 15, 2018 @ 6:01am
      Jul 15, 2018
      Hero dirt. Get some
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 155 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 27, 2015 @ 5:56pm
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      Kissing Booth, Duluth
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      Oct 27, 2015 @ 5:43pm
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      Kissing Booth, esko
      310 |
      Oct 27, 2015 @ 5:43pm
      Oct 27, 2015
      Kissing Booth, esko
      699 |
      Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:06am
      Feb 20, 2015
      Kissing Booth, Duluth

      Routes with this trail

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      Max Fierek's Duluth Hard Enduro 2018 race
      34 miles

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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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