Duluth Traverse Route from Haines Road to Twin Ponds

Amazing Views of Duluth, Lake Superior, and the St. Louis River – Haines Road to Twin Ponds

By Dave Grandmaison

Here’s another one of my favorite Duluth Traverse rides. The 6-mile route follows the Duluth ridge line and showcases some of the best views you’ll find in Duluth. There is a little bit of climbing but it’s on the easier end of the spectrum. It’s also a super fun ride in the winter!

You can pedal this one in either direction and then you can turn around and take it back to your starting point – and it’s like riding an entirely different trail. I consider this out-and-back route one of the best in town. I think you’ll agree – but let me know in the comments below.

Cheers! See you on the trail!

Route Stats: Haines Road to Twin Ponds

  • Location: Duluth, MN
  • Ride Type: Point-to-Point
  • Surface: Singletrack
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Distance: 6.4 miles
  • Total Climb: 741 feet
  • Total Descent: 722 feet
  • Starting Point: Haines Road Parking Area
  • Ending Point: Twin Ponds Parking Area

Route Notes: Nice balance of climbs and descents. Lots of amazing views around every corner. You’ve also got great access to Piedmont and Brewer if you want to add on some additional miles. Don’t miss this one – it’s a great ride.

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