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Amity East Trail

 4.0 (12)

2.3 Miles 3.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

384' 117 m

Ascent

-111' -34 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

937' 286 m

High

663' 202 m

Low

Shared By Matt Goodman

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Great singletrack ride along the east side of Amity Creek.

Matt Goodman

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Closed when wet or muddy, and during spring thaw. See COGGS.com for closures

Description

This section can be ridden in either direction and it is very often used in conjunction with the Amity West Trail, or Lester River Trail - Duluth Traverse to create a complete loop. If doing a loop this trail is probably the best one to head 'up river' on, since it has more big ups and downs along the way, so you'll get decent climbs and descents either direction.

Starting out at Lester Park, look for this trail heading left, uphill into the woods from between the park shelter and the bridge.

Right away, you'll feel the rolling flow of this narrow trail. Cross a couple of XC ski trails before you've made it far enough west to catch your first few glimpses of Amity Creek through the woods. Once the trail reaches the Amity Creek ravine, it follows this ravine (on the east side) upstream, rolling along all the way. This is a good place to become proficient at 'pumping' the small rollers as you make your way along.

You get some great views of Gazebo Falls on Amity Creek as you ride through beautiful tall pines. After the falls, you'll cross the snowmobile trail and skirt along Seven Bridges Road for a bit.

Not much further and you'll find yourself at a spider intersection in the pines. You can opt to go left/west across Seven Bridges Road and onto Amity West Trail, or continue on Amity East by keeping to the right.

In the next section, you'll be mostly climbing, but there are plenty of short descents scattered along this segment as it rolls up the hill.

This section gets relatively rocky/rooty, especially nearest the northern end. There aren't however, any prolonged technical sections. Just one or two rocky spots that beginner riders can easily step through in a couple of strides.

When you get the chance to safely do so, don't forget to look down and take in the views of the Amity Creek ravine as you go.

The top terminus of Amity East is at it's intersection with the Lester River Trail - Duluth Traverse. From here, go left toward the Hawk Ridge Trail and Amity West Trail, or go right to descend the Lester River Trail - Duluth Traverse back to the park where you started.

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Jun 7, 2021
Tyler Treganza
Sep 24, 2018
Alex Schmies
Bumps and ruts 2.3mi
Sep 11, 2018
Cooper Ling
Endo 2.3mi
Sep 9, 2018
Joe Treleven
Amnity East with cross over at top to Amnity west cross back over to Amnity east down to Park trailhead
Aug 13, 2017
Carmen Aiken
baby's first blue!
Oct 21, 2016
Michael Gonsalves
Oct 2, 2016
Henry Slocum
A great climb. Plenty of rocks and roots to keep it interesting, but the relatively shallow slope keeps everything under control. The black diamond... 2.3mi
Oct 11, 2015
Brad Mackinaw

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  4.0 from 12 votes

#3

in Lester Park

#4717

Overall
  4.0 from 12 votes
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3 Star
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2 Star
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Rankings

#3

in Lester Park

#66

in Minnesota

#4,717

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