Keene - Duluth Traverse

Keene - Duluth Traverse

Overview

Up for a challenge? This is your trail! Lots of technical curves, combined with big, tight, steep berms  along the Middle Keene trail as you click past contour line after contour line. The Upper Keene continues to provide interest with lots of built-in gaps, tabletops, doubles, and playful features to discover if you're looking for them. With roughly 500 feet of elevation change over the course of just 1.5 miles of trail, this is one of the most prolonged climbs/descents of the Duluth Traverse

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Lower Keene (between Westgate Blvd and the I-35 underpass):

The Lower Keene provides a short section of new singletrack shared with the Superior Hiking Trail route, but still the same characteristic machine-built singletrack as the rest of the Duluth Traverse. This section is somewhat flatter than Middle and Upper Keene.

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.

Upper Keene (between Skyline Pkwy and Highland St underpass):

This section is an open, not heavily wooded, bench-cut trail which traverses the side of 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.

After Keene, Lollygagger is the next plan for you if you're still keen to seek out more flow of Duluth.

 

Some of the information on this page is sourced from:

https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7020571/keene-duluth-traverse

 

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2.792 km / 1.735 mi

Total Distance

157 m / 514 ft

Total Ascent

13 m / 43 ft

Total Descent

354 m / 1,162 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Medium
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Average
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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