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Keene - Duluth Traverse

Intermediate
 4.8 (6)

This trail features big flowing corners, tons of elevation change, and lots of playfulness!


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Singletrack

1,160' 353 m

High

692' 211 m

Low

482' 147 m

Up

13' 4 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Closed when wet or muddy. Please see the COGGS website for most current conditions.

Description

There is roughly 500' of elevation change over the course of this ~1.5 miles of trail, making it one of the most prolonged climbs/descents of the Duluth Traverse.

Upper Keene (between Skyline Pkwy and Highland St underpass):
This section is an open, not heavily wooded, bench-cut traversing the side Keene Creek's Valley. Descending, there are lots of built-in gaps, tabletops, doubles, and playful features to discover, if you're looking for them.

Middle Keene (between Highland St underpass and Westgate Blvd):
This section has lots of curves...big, tight, steep berms that keep you on the rail as you click past contour line after contour line. Midway through this section is a railroad bridge underpass as well.

Lower Keene (between Westgate Blvd and the I-35 underpass):
A short section of new singletrack shared with the Superior Hiking Trail route, but still the same characteristic machine-built singletrack. This section is somewhat 'flatter' than Middle and Upper Keene.

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt Goodman with improvements by Jim Shoberg

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 6 votes

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#1

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#26

in Minnesota

#1,307

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POV of Keene Creek trail
Jun 21, 2018 near Proctor, MN

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