4 miles
Distance
425 ft
Climb
-557 ft
Descent
00:32:54
Avg time

Upper Cathedral Details

  • Riding Area
    Mission Creek
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13395 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

The trail is two-way. Riding from north-to-south has slightly better descending.

This trail is easy, smooth, and scenic. It's great for beginners but can be fun for faster advanced riders as well.

The upper 2/3 of this trail is relatively flat, with small rolling terrain. As you make your way to the lower reaches, the trail offers some very fast rollers as the descent steepens.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Cathedral bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -131 ft
  • Altitude min
    784 ft
  • Altitude max
    931 ft
  • Altitude start
    917 ft
  • Altitude end
    786 ft
  • Grade
    -0.688%
  • Grade max
    -21.28%
  • Grade min
    17.605%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,039 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:27
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Status:
on Jan 15, 2019
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.55 (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
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      Upper Cathedral Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 15, 2019 @ 7:19pm
      Jan 15, 2019
      Still lots of potholes.
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 12:24pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      Lots of big deep shoe prints. Very bumpy
      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
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 34 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 158 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      6 |
      Oct 8, 2018 @ 7:33am
      Oct 8, 2018
      Upper Cathedral, My City
      6 |
      Oct 8, 2018 @ 7:33am
      Oct 8, 2018
      Upper Cathedral, My City
      80 |
      Apr 10, 2017 @ 5:36pm
      Apr 10, 2017
      Upper Cathedral, Duluth
      325 |
      Feb 20, 2015 @ 10:10am
      Feb 20, 2015
      Upper Cathedral, Duluth

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