1,214 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-88 ft
Descent
00:05:24
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Medropolis Trail

Medropolis Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Piedmont & Brewer
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #15545 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Medropolis starts at a scenic overlook where you can take in a panoramic view of the peaceful surroundings and gather your courage before turning around and heading downhill on the gnarly run.

Watch for the wooden white/black painted black diamond signs as you go.

Begin by rolling down a large, steep bedrock rock face with a little rock-built transition back to dirt. This feature is not for the faint of heart. Next, you continue down to encounter a couple more marked ledges (some with wooden down-ramps/landings). There is a short pedaling portion in the middle of this trail before descending again.

At the bottom, you'll come to an intersection with Stovetop (Lower Burner), just NE of the Skyline trail intersection.

More Stats for Medropolis bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -82 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,194 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,275 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,275 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,194 ft
  • Grade max
    -14.612%
  • Grade min
    8.917%
  • Distance climb
    81 ft
  • Distance down
    967 ft
  • Distance flat
    166 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:16
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Dec 9, 2019
Snow Groomed
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)

view (624)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
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 medropolis trailhead (46.767540, -92.153540)
      update trails status or condition

      Medropolis Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      3 days
      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
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 154 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 528 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      167 |
      Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:08am
      Apr 25, 2016
      158 |
      Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:07am
      Apr 25, 2016
      162 |
      Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:05am
      Apr 25, 2016
      815 |
      Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:03am
      Feb 20, 2015

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Gitchee Gumee Traverse race
      45 miles

      Trail Products

      Reviews / Comments

      No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
      Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.


      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      more »
      Piedmont Trails   Medropolis
      1:27 | 218 | May 14, 2018 , Duluth
      Rock roll
      0:04 | 253 | Apr 25, 2016 , Duluth
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.