2,592 ft
Distance
35 ft
Climb
-224 ft
Descent
00:04:15
Avg time

Lower Cathedral Details

  • Riding Area
    Mission Creek
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12494 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 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.

Local Trail Association
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
    00:04:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:28
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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

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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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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
  • Other Other
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      Lower Cathedral Trail Reports

      datedescription
      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
      Oct 13, 2018 @ 10:33am
      Oct 13, 2018
      Aug 9, 2018 @ 12:00pm
      Aug 9, 2018
      reporter Open!
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      • 44 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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