3,619 ft
Distance
110 ft
Climb
-70 ft
Descent
00:08:21
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Observation Hill (Duluth Traverse) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Piedmont & Brewer
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #7375 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #40341 in E-Biking
    • #10812 in Trail Running
    • #15741 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager

Continuation of the Duluth Traverse, connecting Twin Ponds with Observation Road (a.k.a. the 'antenna farm').

Access Info

Park at the City's Twin Ponds parking lot

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Observation Hill (Duluth Traverse) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    37 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,079 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,188 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,079 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,115 ft
  • Grade
    1%
  • Grade max
    -12.4%
  • Grade min
    27%
  • Distance climb
    1,808 ft
  • Distance down
    1,348 ft
  • Distance flat
    404 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:57
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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