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Canadian Shield

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A rugged loop featuring lots of bedrock!


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Singletrack

962' 293 m

High

876' 267 m

Low

93' 28 m

Up

92' 28 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

"Canadian Shield", named for all of the bedrock it traverses, is a rugged singletrack loop with incredible scenery and great cerebral riding.

Trail is two-way. Riding either direction provides very similar experiences. Essentially, you'll leave Fluvial Trail and make a gradual descent, onto more and more bedrock, as you make your way out onto a massive, butting chunk of bedrock.

At its farthest reaches (southeast) the loop provides several incredible vistas: overlooking Lake Superior and Grand Marais, with clear panoramic views.

Regardless of which direction you're riding, the ride back to Fluvial Trail is essentially a gradual uphill climb, off of the bedrock and back into the woods.

In sections without much vegetation or soil (all rock), watch for cairns (stacks of rocks) to mark the way.

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Matt Goodman

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#5

in Grand Marais

#8220

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#5

in Grand Marais

#119

in Minnesota

#8,220

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Near the highpoint of the loop going counter clockwise. Don't forget to look back for the view!
Jul 28, 2019 near Grand M…, MN

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May 23, 2020
JR Zedan