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Lester River Trail - Duluth Traverse

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Length

3.7 Miles 6.0 Kilometers

99%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

365' 111 m

Ascent

-63' -19 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

963' 294 m

High

661' 202 m

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A smooth-rolling trail. The Eastern end of the Duluth Traverse.

Matt Goodman

Overview

Clayey soil. Closed when whet or muddy and during spring thaw. See COGGS.com for trail closures.
Features: River/Creek — Swimming — Views
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This is a rolling singletrack trail with banked turns (for the mountain bikers) that generally follows the western edge of Lester River.

This trail constitutes the easternmost portion of the "Duluth Traverse", the singletrack trail running from one end of Duluth to the other. The next section, heading southwest is the Hawk Ridge Trail .

This trail is very enjoyable in either direction (watch out for bikers! Though they must yield right of way to hikers, they move really fast through here).

There are several nice scenic overlooks on the east side of the trail, looking down on the Lester River. Especially near the bottom, there are a few places where the trail comes close to the edge of the river gorge.

NOTE:
- This is a two-way trail, so watch for opposing traffic
- Also, this is a multi-use trail

You can make a loop by connecting to either Amity East or Amity West trails, or continue across town on the Duluth Traverse.

Park in the main parking lot at Lester Park to start out with more climbing, or park at the top, where Skyline Parkway intersects Seven Bridges Rd, to start out with more descending.

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in Lester Park

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in Minnesota

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