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Guardrail Loop

Consensus:    (details)
 3.3 from 4 votes
greenBlue  Easy/Intermediate from 3 votes
Rank: #28 in the Duluth area
#90 in MN, #4,714 Overall
Views: 416. Last 30 days: 30
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Condition:
May 27 Green - Mostly Dry
Trail near Duluth,  area, 
“Some nice singletrack in the middle of the city.”
Keith Wiley on Jul 12, 2013
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2.54.1 milesKilometers 172’52 m Ascent 1,381’421 m High 3% Avg Grade (1°)
Singletrack Type -172’-53 m Descent 1,232’376 m Low 10% Max Grade (6°)
Description
Hartley is a beautiful park with some great hardwood forests, an open grassland marsh and a large rock bluff. Some trails are fairly rocky and rooty, which lead to some technical challenges, but are not overly difficult. Many of the new reroutes are quite smooth and have nice flow to the design. There are several punchy climbs with enough rocks and roots to make choosing the right line important, but there aren't any lung busters, just rolling hills.

Caution: At this point, all trails are two-way, so use caution and slow down when the trail limits your visibility.
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COMMENTS
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5.0 (1)
A ride that covers Hartley's singletrack offerings, in one fell swoop!
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4.8 (4)
Top to bottom gravity trail at Spirit Mountain.
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4.5 (4)
Great intermediate singletrack on the east end of Duluth.
near Duluth, Minnesota

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PHOTOS of Guardrail Loop
 3.7 from 3 votes
Kickin it 6-yr-old-style on the Guardrail Loop (Duluth, Minnesota)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Morning commute to work...on singletrack. (Duluth, Minnesota)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Small creek crossing (1 of 2) on the outer loop. If you tend to coddle y... (Duluth, Minnesota)
 2.3 from 3 votes
A "Y" near four-corners intersection. (Duluth, Minnesota)
 2.0 from 3 votes
Rocks & dirt (Duluth, Minnesota)
 2.0 from 3 votes
If your feeling lost this will give you an idea of where you are at in r... (Duluth, Minnesota)
 2.0 from 3 votes
Intersection with the Inner Loop. (Duluth, Minnesota)
 2.0 from 3 votes
Staying right takes you on the Outer Loop. Left puts you on the Inner L... (Duluth, Minnesota)
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