Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking2019-09-25T11:23:55-05:00

Your ultimate ride starts and ends with Mont Du Lac Resort.

Mountain biking is an adventure sport. At MDL we take the hassle out of finding adventure by offering on-site trails and a great home base that includes lodging, camping, and dining options. Save your energy for the trail while enjoying our hospitality services. Let us make your mountain biking experience memorable and carefree.

We invite you to explore our downhill trails. These tracks were purpose built in conjunction with our partners at COGGS bike club. There is nothing like biker-designed trails to challenge others who share a passion for the sport. As our partnership continues to grow, we relentlessly pursue new ways to challenge riders of all skill levels and keep our trails diligently maintained.

*Select Mountain Bike Trails are open.  Please call (888) 331-8651 for details.*

Our Trails:

The XC trail is 4.1 miles long with over 828 ft. of descent and 885 ft. of climbing through a root-heavy, up and down single track. The trail takes riders through breathtaking cedars and serves up dramatic views of the St. Louis River Valley and Jay Cooke State Park. This is great trail for riders of all skill levels, combining both a challenging ride and memorable views of the area.

The DH Trails- Includes 4 routes that will challenge both beginners and shredders alike with berms, bumps, jumps, and steppes.

Gateway- Our “easiest way down.” Consists of a 1-mile long beginner trail with 310 ft. of descent.

The Torpedo- Our flagship jump trail. Intermediate in difficulty, it has over 25 exciting features with 310 ft. of descent and a ½ mile in length. Be prepared to get some awesome air.

Bigfoot- For all those who believe bigger is better. Bigfoot is an advanced jump trail that joins with Torpedo halfway down. It is 1/3 of a mile long and descends 150 ft. After this run you might just feel like a mystic creature of the northland.

PBR – Looking for that hearty, smooth ride like a cold beverage at the end of a long day? Line up for this intermediate jump and flow trail that is ¾ mile long and descends 310 ft.

Grizzly – This advanced trail pits you against mother nature, using the natural terrain to create obstacles. The trail is ¾ of a mile long and descends 310 ft. Remember if Mama ain’t happy, no one is happy.

Skills Park- Feel like warming up or just playing around? Visit our skills park while waiting for the shuttle to take you up for the next run. Stay warm, practice your skills, or just show off.

MDL trails are open 7 days a week, weather and conditions permitting; all riders are required to wear a helmet and check in with the staff at the front desk of the base lodge before going on their adventure.

Off-Site Adventures:

Once you have conquered all the trails we have to offer, check out the incredible Mission Creek Trail System. By traveling a mere half-mile from our doorstep, you can access the scenic Willard Munger State Trail, a paved route that begins across from the Lake Superior Zoo and extends all the way to Hinckley, MN. Visit COGGS for full trail updates and information on all the mountain bike trails in the area.

Willard Munger State Trail – This entirely paved trail is easily accessed via a short drive to Becks Rd (6.8mi drive or ride away) or Carlton (11mi drive or ride away).

Mission Creek – This trail is right across the river, less than a ½ mile from our door, and spans over 20 miles with difficulties ranging from beginner to advanced. It and can be accessed from multiple entry points.

COGGS Keene Creek Trail and West Side Brewer Park Access – Located 11 miles from our door, this trail is comprised of flowing beginner and advanced single-tracks. The full length of the trail is 9 miles.

East Side Brewer Park/West Side Piedmont Trails Haines Rd. Access – Positioned 13 miles from Mont du Lac, this trail is 9 miles long and offers some of the best technical riding in the area.

Hartley Park – Another great COGGS trail that is only 20 miles from our resort and is 9 miles long.

Lester River Park – With its unique and challenging trails, Lester River Park will not disappoint. It is located 21 miles from Mont du Lac and features 5.5 miles of trail. Stationed at the east end of Duluth, this COGGS trail is non-technical and great practice for beginning riders.

Pokegama Trail – This raw and root scattered COGGS trail is only 8.5 miles away and offers riders a 7-mile round-trip.

Pine Valley Park, Cloquet – Completed in 2018, Pine Valley Park is a great option for riders in search of a shorter trail. It is a 2.5-mile ride located 18 miles from Mont du Lac Resort.