1,214 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-88 ft
Descent
00:05:26
Avg time

Medropolis Details

  • Riding Area
    Piedmont & Brewer
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #15545 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 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.

Local Trail Association
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
    00:05:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:16
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)

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

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • 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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      Medropolis 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
      Aug 9, 2018 @ 12:01pm
      Aug 9, 2018
      reporter Open!
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 8:43am
      Jul 2, 2018
      reporter rain :(
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 8 miles avg distance
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      Medropolis, Duluth
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      Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:05am
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      Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:03am
      Feb 20, 2015
      Medropolis, Duluth

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