Distance
1.64 km
Ascent
19 m
Descent
48 m
Peak
373 m
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
<1 hr
Morningside Trail - Duluth Traverse

Morningside Trail - Duluth Traverse

Overview

Morningside Trail is a part of Duluth Traverse. It's a rolling flow trail with a remote feel. Lester River Trail and Upper Cathedral are still a bit easier for young children with little mountain bike experience.

Terrain

Fairly smooth and no big climbs. But, there are some gravelly or loose rock sections.

Closed when wet or during spring thaw. Please see COGGS website for updates on trail conditions and closures. 

Access

From Superior Hiking Trail on Vermillion Road, turn right onto Morningside Trail, which is not far from the entrance of Superior Hiking Trail. Head east till you reach Jean Duluth Road.

More details

This section yields little elevation change overall but rolls nicely all the way along. It has more of a 'deep woods' feeling to it: no panoramic viewpoints overlooking the city or lake and no rocky ledges. Instead, the track meanders through pine and maple forests on the east side, aspen and oak forests near the middle, and lower wetland shrubs on the west end where it skirts a beaver pond along Amity Creek.

This section is well-suited for families riding with little shredders who are still learning the ropes.

NOTE: the next Duluth Traverse section of the to the east ("Hawk Ridge Trail") is not well-suited for beginners, but it can be easily bypassed by riding eastward on Snively Trail until you come to the bridge over Amity Creek at the top Seven Bridges Rd (paved).

 

Some of the information on this page is sourced from:

https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7007849/morningside-trail-duluth-traverse

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
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Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
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On-Road Bike Lane
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Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Double Track
Off-Road - Downhill
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Trail Signage:
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Mobile Coverage:
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Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
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Bike hire
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Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
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Accessible by shuttle
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