1 miles
62 ft
-156 ft
Avg time


  • Riding Area
    Lester Park
    Duluth, Minnesota
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    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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Gently undulating, consistently bermed, machine built singletrack. This section yields little elevation change overall, but rolls nicely all the way along. It has more of a 'deep woods' feeling to it (no panoramic viewpoints overlooking the city and lake). The track meanders through pine and maple forests on the east side, aspen and oak forests near the middle, and lower wetland shrubs on the west end where it skirts a beaver pond near Vermilion Rd.

There is a 900' section of road-riding on Amity St (gravel) just east of Jean Duluth Road.

This section is well-suited for families riding with little shredders who are still learning the ropes.

NOTE: the next Duluth Traverse section of the to the east ("Hawk Ridge Trail") is not well-suited for beginners, but the difficult part can be easily bypassed by riding east on Skyline Parkway (gravel road) until you come to the bridge over Amity Creek at Seven Bridges Rd (paved).

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More Stats for Morningside (Duluth Traverse) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -94 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,122 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,225 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,218 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,124 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,667 ft
  • Distance down
    3,204 ft
  • Distance flat
    553 ft
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on Nov 9, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 4 (7 votes)

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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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Directions to morningside-duluth-traverse trailhead (46.847020, -92.065630)
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Morningside... Trail Reports

Nov 9, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Nov 9, 2018
reporter Open whenever completely frozen.
Nov 2, 2018 @ 8:48am
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!
Aug 7, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Aug 7, 2018
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