2,592 ft
Distance
35 ft
Climb
-224 ft
Descent
00:04:32
Avg time
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Lower Cathedral Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mission Creek
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12494 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This is a two-way trail.

Heading north from Chambers Grove Park is a significant sustained climb. Riding south (from other trails) offers a fun, flowing descent.

The steep creek valley this trail is built into is very scenic - it has more of a deep-woods feel with mature trees and sparse under-story.

Nearly every turn is nicely bermed for maximum flow. One particular portion can get pretty sandy and may have erosion control mats in place.

Use caution when crossing Hwy 210.

More Stats for Lower Cathedral bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -189 ft
  • Altitude min
    642 ft
  • Altitude max
    831 ft
  • Altitude start
    831 ft
  • Altitude end
    642 ft
  • Grade
    -7.292%
  • Grade max
    -33.053%
  • Grade min
    9.729%
  • Distance climb
    550 ft
  • Distance down
    1,857 ft
  • Distance flat
    184 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:28
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Status:
on Oct 10, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Dry
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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
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  • 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
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
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      Lower Cathedral Trail Reports

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      Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Oct 10, 2019
      reporter Rain starting, more on the way
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 4:46pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around by road crossing
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 5:47am
      Jul 31, 2019
      reporter
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 5:45am
      Jul 29, 2019
      reporter
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 5:38am
      Jul 24, 2019
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      6 Months
      • 111 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 200 rides
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