2,704 ft
Distance
127 ft
Climb
-55 ft
Descent
00:05:43
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Observation Hill (Duluth Traverse) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Piedmont & Brewer
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12310 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager

Continuation of the Duluth Traverse, connecting Twin Ponds with Observation Road (area sometimes referred to as 'antenna hill').

Access Info

Park at the City's Twin Ponds parking lot

More Stats for Observation Hill (Duluth Traverse) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    72 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,073 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,191 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,073 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,144 ft
  • Grade
    2.658%
  • Grade max
    -13.109%
  • Grade min
    18.935%
  • Distance climb
    1,524 ft
  • Distance down
    714 ft
  • Distance flat
    465 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:53
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Status:
on Aug 25, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Observation Hill... Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 179 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 336 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 12, 2018 @ 4:36pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      262 |
      Oct 13, 2015 @ 6:51am
      Oct 13, 2015

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