2,252 ft
Distance
54 ft
Climb
-131 ft
Descent
00:05:11
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Piedmont & Brewer
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12310 in Mountain Biking
  • 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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Observation Hill (Duluth Traverse) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -78 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,072 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,190 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,150 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,072 ft
  • Grade max
    -21.725%
  • Grade min
    13.327%
  • Distance climb
    755 ft
  • Distance down
    1,169 ft
  • Distance flat
    290 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:53
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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 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 observation-hill-duluth-traverse trailhead (46.782590, -92.121930)
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Observation Hill... 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
Sep 13, 2018 @ 12:43pm
Sep 13, 2018
Aug 9, 2018 @ 12:01pm
Aug 9, 2018
reporter Open!
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Jun 12, 2018 @ 4:36pm
Jun 12, 2018
Observation Hill (Duluth Traverse)
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Oct 13, 2015 @ 6:51am
Oct 13, 2015
Observation Hill (Duluth Traverse)

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