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Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +1,373/ -1,654 ft
Total: 90 riders

Mountain Biking Spirit Mountain Bike Park

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#2 of 137 mountain bike trails in Minnesota
#121 in the world

Two brand new downhill runs (opening spring 2013).

Gravity Trails:
Candyland: is a 1.5 mile beginner/ intermediate level downhill flow trail featuring large berms, medium and small sized table tops, and hip jumps. All features on Candyland are roll-able, making it an ideal trail to learn on, and perfect for gravity-based mountain biking skills.
Smorgasbord: is a 1 mile intermediate level freeride/ downhill mountain bike trail featuring large berms, medium size jumps, a drop, and rock gardens. Several features on Smorgasbord are mandatory, including small 3-4 foot gaps, and a 5-foot drop.
Happy Camper: is an easier downhill trail with features including small jumps, berms, and rollers. This trail is perfect for beginners who are just learning downhill skills, but is also a fun trip for an expert rider. "Happy Camper" is a directional trail, which means that when the chairlift is running it is signed as a DOWNHILL ONLY trail. When the chairlift is not running, it is used as an UPHILL ONLY climbing trail. By offering this uphill climbing option, you now have access to our awesome trails all the time! When the chairlift isn't running, you just have to work a little harder for it. *Please note that we do not have Bike Patrol on duty when the chairlift isn't running so please use extra caution and be careful on the trails.
Blaster: is a more difficult downhill single-track trail with features including lots of rocks, roots, and very little dirt. This trail gets very steep in areas and is a true test of your downhill riding abilities. Experienced riders only!

Spirit Mountain has been working on developing some downhill mountain bike trails over the past year in accordance with our Master Plan. Cyclists will be able to ride the trails down the mountain and take the NEW "Spirit Express II" Chairlift back up to the top with their bikes in time for Memorial Day Weekend 2013. The new flow trail will begin at the Spirit Mountain Adventure Park and end approximately 500 feet below, and a mile later, at the NEW Grand Avenue Chalet. The site of the new flow trail was home to a Flow Trail School hosted by IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) and COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) in September 2012. About 30 people from around the country attended the school to learn skills and techniques for building these types of trails. The school was led by Aaron Rogers, IMBA Midwest Trail Specialist, who has officially declared this to be, "the best flow trail in the Midwest". Additionally, Adam Sundberg, chairman of COGGS, says, "Everybody is blown away by how great the trail is looking. It's so much fun, so creative, so well-done."

First added by namdoogttam on May 24, 2013. Last updated May 3, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: yes
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
I-35 to Duluth, exit 249. Go south on West Skyline Parkway. Turn left on Spirit Mountain Place. Continue to the Spirit Mountain Chalet at 9500 Spirit Mountain Place.
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  • Kara Luebke

    This was my first downhill trail. Had a blast! A little unnerving at first; I quickly got over that. The trail support staff if fantastic!

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  • stumpyfsr   ✓ supporter

    For Minnesota it's the only downhill place and they made it good. Fun trails and nice stuff.

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  • Jt wigum

    First experience with downhill. Was a lot of fun. Diffently chalenging. Both my buddy and crashed a few times. Best place for downhill in mn.

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  • Jaden-Howe

    The flow in the trails is great! Lots of jumps and berms. The chairlift is an awesome part of this place. It makes you feel like your out west!

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  • dragonfly29614

    For a fairly new mountain biker Candyland was a perfect start! The downhill makes for less energy expenditure so that you can focus on learning to navigate the twists, turns and rolling fun hills. Beautiful landscape and super friendly staff at Spirit Mountain. Ride the cog track too it was a blast!

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