1 miles
Distance
165 ft
Climb
-164 ft
Descent
00:13:52
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Merritt Creek Trail

Merritt Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Piedmont & Brewer
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #17160 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Merritt Creek is a fairly technical loop off of the Stovetop (Upper Burner). Much of this loop is one-way...watch for the directional signs. The route will take you across several craggy and fun bedrock rides. Portions of this trail are littered with embedded cobbles and it's fairly rugged...not primped & 'flowy' like many newer machine-built trails.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Merritt Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,223 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,295 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,223 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,223 ft
  • Grade
    0.014%
  • Grade max
    -23.413%
  • Grade min
    17.823%
  • Distance climb
    2,698 ft
  • Distance down
    2,357 ft
  • Distance flat
    775 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:48
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Status:
on Oct 10, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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

  • 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
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      Merritt Creek Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      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
      Jun 27, 2019 @ 11:03am
      Jun 27, 2019
      reporter Heavy downpour
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 153 rides
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      Photos

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      24 |
      Feb 10, 2019 @ 12:59pm
      Feb 10, 2019
      19 |
      Feb 10, 2019 @ 12:59pm
      Feb 10, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag namdoogttam COGGS (Nov 9, 2018 at 21:28)
       My favorite technical XC trail in all of Duluth. This trail is waaaay underrated!
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