St. Louis River Trail - Duluth Traverse

St. Louis River Trail - Duluth Traverse


The very first section of Duluth Traverse.


This trail is a wide, smooth dirt flow trail with great views and easily shuttled. Playground, restrooms, fishing at a trailhead. Some slightly exposed sections and a few (wide) bridges might be challenging.


Either starting points from Chambers Grove Park or from Highway 210 are accessible.

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Starting from Chambers Grove Park, you ride along a bench, high above the St. Louis River. Once you hit the gullies, the trail starts to venture further from the river, climbing up in big switchbacks, with some short descents in between. The final push up to Hwy 210 is a steady climb, but the grade remains moderate. You will reach an intersection with the Loki Trail, keep left to continue on the Duluth Traverse up to Highway 210.

If coming from the top (Valley West / Highway 210), you will start down Loki and keep right at the (only) split, in the middle of some fun fast berms. The descent after the split is some of the fastest trails in town, offering great opportunities for small airs. Keep your speed up, and you'll be able to crest many of the small ups on your way down to Chambers Grove Park.

In case you want to extend the ride, Valley West connecting Duluth Traverse from Highway 210 would be a great decision.


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3.037 km / 1.887 mi

Total Distance

148 m / 485 ft

Total Ascent

77 m / 252 ft

Total Descent

273 m / 897 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Low
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Good
Mobile Coverage: Limited
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Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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