1 miles
Distance
165 ft
Climb
-164 ft
Descent
00:13:34
Avg time

Merritt Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Piedmont & Brewer
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #17160 in Mountain Biking
  • 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
    00:13:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:48
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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 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
Directions to merritt-creek trailhead (46.767960, -92.159420)
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Merritt Creek 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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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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