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Upper Cathedral

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (13)

An easy flowing ride along through the woodlands between Mission Creek and Highway 210.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

Singletrack

928' 283 m

High

788' 240 m

Low

156' 48 m

Up

293' 89 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly It's smooth and wide but has enough rollers and berms to keep it fun. It's also a 5 minute ride back up 210 to get a car, so kids can ride it downhill, and have a parent get the car from the start.

Closed when wet or muddy. Check COGGS.COM for trail conditions.
- Two-way traffic: yield to uphill traffic
- Multi-use: yield to hikers

Description

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

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

The upper 2/3 of this trail is relatively flat, with gently rolling terrain. As you make your way to the lower reaches, the trail offers some fast rollers as it descends to Hwy 210.
Partway through this descent, you'll come to a split: go right to drop down to the Hwy 210 parking lot and Loki, or keep left to take the steeper descent of Lower Cathedral to the main parking lot at Chambers Grove park.

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt Goodman

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 13 votes

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  4.5 from 13 votes
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#27

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#1,357

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Photos

Upper Cathedral (Photo by Hansi Johnson - used with permission)
Oct 13, 2014 near Esko, MN
Thanks to COGGS grooming, Mission Creek makes a great (family) fat bike riding destination
Nov 17, 2015 near Esko, MN
Upper Cathedral is a super fun, family friendly trail. Great ride for the kids and grown ups alike!
Aug 3, 2015 near Esko, MN
First berm (or last?)
Aug 18, 2014 near Esko, MN
Atop the cathedral going north. One of many views of this trail. Thank the log I proped up for this shot!
Oct 14, 2017 near Esko, MN
Porcupine deciding to move to a safer spot than on Cathedral Trail. On this same ride we saw deer, wild turkeys, and pelicans.
Nov 17, 2015 near Esko, MN

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Check-Ins

Jul 4, 2020
Paul Somers
5mi
Aug 9, 2019
Alex Schmies
Fun and easy in either direction 3.8mi — 0h 30m
Aug 4, 2019
Matt Lennartson
11mi — 1h 13m
Jun 29, 2019
Arly Pear
Took this ride uphill and went down Loki
Sep 24, 2018
Robert Wucher
Aug 31, 2018
Wade Baird
Flyout four times and part of upper cathedral with jasper 4.2mi
Aug 13, 2017
Matt Lennartson
Aug 12, 2017
Matt Lennartson