Parks & Recreation

Mountain Bike Trails

City of Duluth Mountain Bike Trails are supported by the nonprofit community partner Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS)

Trail Conditions:

Click Here for Current Trail Conditions (open/closed status)
*Trails Conditions are determined in partnership with COGGS


Click here for Duluth Mountain Bike Trail Maps by TrailForks

City of Duluth Mountain Bike Trails

Although purpose built for mountain biking these trails are intended to be multi-use, and are open to all human-powered users.
In addition to mountain bikers, trail users include: runners, hikers, dog walkers, fat tire winter bikers, snowshoers and backcountry skiers.

Duluth Traverse
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Trail Length: 42 miles (including segments within below trail areas)
Location: City Wide
The Duluth Traverse is a multi-use trail system linking neighborhoods and people to green spaces and our parks. It is a single-track, natural surface trail, purpose built for mountain bikes, stretching the entire ridge line of Duluth from Lester Park in the east to Chambers Grove Park in the west.
For project updates, please visit our Duluth Traverse Parks Planning page.

Mission Creek
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Trail Length: 23 miles
Location: Mission Creek Trailhead Parking, Duluth MN


Directions: From Northbound Interstate 35, exit right to Hwy 61 to Becks Road [3]. Alternatively, exit right on Midway Road (turns into Becks Road [3]). Follow to Commenwealth Ave (Hwy 23) and turn right. The trailhead is near Hwy 210; parking is construction dependent in 2016.

If you're traveling south from Duluth, exit on Grand Avenue (Hwy 23) and follow to the trailhead.

Hartley Park
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Trail Length: 12 miles
Location: 3001 Woodland Ave, Duluth MN
Directions: From Interstate 35 take 21st Ave E up the hill. Take a Right on Woodland Ave and travel two miles to the entrance for Hartley Nature Center, which will be on your left. An alternate entrance with limited parking is at the end of Hartley Rd, which can be found off Arrowhead Rd.

Lester Park
Skill Level:
 Intermediate (but 90% non-technical)
Trail Length: 12 miles
Location: Lester Park Parking Lot, Duluth MN
Directions: From Interstate 35 merge to London Rd. Take a left on 60th Ave East. Turn right on Superior Street, then left on Lester River Road. Parking is on the left.
From Highway 61, exit on East Superior Street. Take a right on Lester River Road; parking is on the left.

Piedmont and Brewer
Skill Level:
Trail Length: 13 miles 
Location: Piedmont Trailhead Parking, Duluth MN
Brewer Trailhead Parking, Duluth MN

Piedmont Directions: From I-35, take Hwy 53 (21st Ave West Exit) to Piedmont Avenue and take a left. Then take your 2nd left onto Hutchinson Rd and follow to the marked parking lot.

Brewer Directions: From I-35, take the exit on 40th Ave West and proceed north. Follow 40th Ave as it turns into Haynes road and winds up the hill. Either take a left on W Skyline Parkway and park, or continue about 1/3 mile and park in the small lot on the right.

Spirit Mountain
Skill Level:
Trail Length: Lots of Gravity
Location: Grand Avenue Chalet Parking, Duluth MN
Directions:Although trail access is available at the Adventure Park near the top of Spirit Mountain, tickets, parking, etc. are located at the Riverside Chalet located on Grand Avenue (HWY 23).