Keene - Duluth Traverse

Keene - Duluth Traverse

Overview

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.

More details

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.

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 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.

After Keene, Lollygagger is the next plan for you if you still on the 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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