St. Louis River Trail - Duluth Traverse
ElevationAscent: 106' 32 m
Descent: -344' -105 m
High: 893' 272 m
Low: 649' 198 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
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Duluth Traverse (DT)
43.1 mi 69.3 km • Point to Point • 2,915 ft Ascent 888.49 m Ascent
Singletrack Esko, MN( 12 )
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“A fast, fun trail skirting the St. Louis River.”— Matt Goodman
Family Friendly Smooth surface, wide trail. Easily shuttled. Playground, restrooms, fishing, etc. at trailhead. Some slightly exposed sections and a few (wide) bridges might be challenging.
Starting from Chambers Grove Park, you ride along a bench, high above the St. Louis River. Once you hit the gullies, the trail starts to venture further from the river, climbing up in big switchbacks, with some short descents in between. The final push up to Hwy 210 is a steady climb, but the grade remains moderate. You'll reach an intersection with the Loki Trail, keep left to continue on the Duluth Traverse up to Hwy 210.
If coming from the top (Valley West / Hwy 210), you'll start down Loki and keep right at the (only) split, in the middle of some fun fast berms. The descent after the split is some of the fastest trail in town, offering great opportunities for small airs. Keep your speed up, and you'll be able to crest many of the small ups on your way down to Chambers Grove Park.
Local Club: Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores
Jan 9, 2019: Trail Etiquette 201: Be Good to your WINTER Trails
Land Manager: City of Duluth, MN - Parks and Recreation