Keene - Duluth Traverse
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.
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.
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