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86 mi 139 km of trail 1 Recommended Route

Easy Trails 35 Trails Intermediate Trails 32 Trails Hard Trails 23 Trails

Camping & Lodging

There are several camping options as well as many hotels and motels in the area. Spirit Mountain Campground is right on the bike park trails, and can be connected by double track with either Brewer or Mission Creek. Buffalo Valley is a two-mile ride on paved trail and double track to the Mission Creek trails. Fond du Lac campground is right next to Mission Creek trails.

Maps & Guidebooks

A note on directions in Duluth: The city is shaped like a "/" . When Duluthians talk about east they mean northeast, moving up to the top end of the "/". When they say west, they mean southwest, towards the lower end of the "/".

Food & Drink

For drinks after a ride, fly down the hill from Piedmont or Enger trails to Bent Paddle Brewing on Michigan Street. The taproom only serves beer, but you're welcome to bring in your own food, and Thursday nights sees the local food trucks parked out front.

Craving some great pizza and atmosphere? Head across the bridge to Thirsty Pagan in Superior, a brewpub and artisan pizzeria with a new outdoor beer garden and live music many nights.

Feeling like something stronger than beer? Check out Vikre distillery in Canal Park, or sip their spirits in some craft cocktails on the deck of the nearby Lake Ave Cafe before enjoying their locavore dinner menu.

Riding around the eastern end of town? Head on down to the Northern Waters restaurant on Woodland Avenue for house-cured meats and fish platters along with an eclectic dinner menu and a great drinks selection.

For an upscale meal that's fun not stuffy, drive or ride up the shore to the New Scenic Cafe in Knife River. Besides serving delicious, local food and drink, all these businesses help support trail building in town!

Recommended Routes in Duluth - 1

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Ripping down the Observation Hill trail at sunrise.
Intermediate

Duluth Traverse (DT)

43.2 mi 69.5 km 2,927' Up 892.19 m Up 2,886' Down 879.79 m Down

Esko, MN

Trails in Duluth - 89

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2.5 mi 4.1 km #1Home Brew
Intermediate/Difficult
Proctor, MN
Intermediate/Difficult
Proctor, MN 19 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #2Lester River Trail - Duluth Traverse
Easy/Intermediate
Arnold, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Arnold, MN 20 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #3Smorgasbord
Difficult
Proctor, MN
Difficult
Proctor, MN
1.7 mi 2.7 km #4Happy Camper
Easy/Intermediate
Proctor, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Proctor, MN
0.3 mi 0.4 km #5DM
Very Difficult
Duluth, MN
Very Difficult
Duluth, MN
2.6 mi 4.2 km #6Hawk Ridge Trail - Duluth Traverse
Intermediate/Difficult
Arnold, MN
Intermediate/Difficult
Arnold, MN 12 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #7Loki
Intermediate
Esko, MN
Intermediate
Esko, MN 15 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #8Keene - Duluth Traverse
Intermediate
Proctor, MN
Intermediate
Proctor, MN
1.1 mi 1.7 km #9Antenna Farm
Easy/Intermediate
Duluth, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Duluth, MN
0.6 mi 0.9 km #10Anvil
Difficult
Proctor, MN
Difficult
Proctor, MN
2.0 mi 3.3 km #11Enger Trail - Duluth Traverse
Easy/Intermediate
Duluth, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Duluth, MN
0.1 mi 0.2 km #12Knowlton Rocks
Difficult
Proctor, MN
Difficult
Proctor, MN
3.8 mi 6.2 km #13Upper Cathedral
Easy/Intermediate
Esko, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Esko, MN 11 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #14Candyland
Intermediate
Proctor, MN
Intermediate
Proctor, MN
5.0 mi 8.0 km #15Indigenous Land
Intermediate
Esko, MN
Intermediate
Esko, MN 10 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #16St. Louis River Trail - Duluth Traverse
Easy/Intermediate
Duluth, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Duluth, MN
1.1 mi 1.7 km #17Meritt Creek
Difficult
Duluth, MN
Difficult
Duluth, MN
0.2 mi 0.3 km #18Bones of the Beast (BOB)
Very Difficult
Duluth, MN
Very Difficult
Duluth, MN
1.4 mi 2.2 km #19Westchester (Duluth Traverse)
Intermediate
Duluth, MN
Intermediate
Duluth, MN
0.2 mi 0.3 km #20Dr. Diablo
Very Difficult
Duluth, MN
Very Difficult
Duluth, MN

Photos of Duluth - 131

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On Loki (Photo by Hansi Johnson - used with permission)
Oct 13, 2014 near Esko, MN
(photo credit: Hansi Johnson)
Nov 22, 2016 near Proctor, MN
Upper Cathedral (Photo by Hansi Johnson - used with permission)
Oct 13, 2014 near Esko, MN
Photo credit: Hansi Johnson.
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Ripping down the Observation Hill trail at sunrise.
Oct 5, 2015 near Duluth, MN
A section of the Duluth Traverse at Mission Creek.
Aug 27, 2015 near Esko, MN
Descending Kissing Booth with a view (photo by Hansi Johnson - used with permission)
Oct 13, 2014 near Proctor, MN
Stewart Creek Bridge - DWP Trail.
Jun 23, 2019 near Proctor, MN
Riding Admiral Rockbar.
Oct 15, 2018 near Proctor, MN