Mountain Biking Twin Cities Guide Book

by Steve Johnson (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Twin Cities  by Steve Johnson

96pp/maps
ISBN: 1560447435

Highlights 21 mountain bike rides in & around the Twin Cities' (MN) secluded parks & natural areas. Riders of all abilities can enjoy these paths through a river valley, country parks, a wildlife refuge & ski area.

© Steve Johnson/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Mountain Biking Twin Cities" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 21.
... Preview: Spectacular scenery in the St. Croix Valley; legbustin' climbs (this could also be labeled a hazard); hair-raising descents. Tread: All trails are on dirt singletrack, with some loose gravel thrown in ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Afton, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Relaxed ride through wildlife-abundant area near river; great beginner loop. Tread: Entire loop is on medium to wide gravel trail. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Bloomington, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: Rolling, rollicking trails through thick woods; deer aplenty; lots of different choices of loops to ride. Explore like crazy and enjoy steep ups and downs, diverse tread types, and lots o’ wildlife. W ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Saint Paul, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Long, challenging singletrack ride next to the river. Well-maintained trail that tests your handling skills and offers some of the best scenery in the valley. Tread: 12.8 miles dirt singletrack; 0.9 m ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Bloomington, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.7
... Preview: Our ride begins at the Welch station, 0.25 mile south of the little town of the same name. Ample parking is available off CR 7, but fills up fast on sunny weekend days. This is an excellent ride throu ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Welch, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: Great beginner loop in Hennepin County's largest park; fun paved path and nature center available for diversions from the dirt; lots of wildlife. Tread: 1 mile paved trail; 4 miles dirt and grass sin ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Maple Grove, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A fun and scenic ride along the river through thick woods and marsh land. Tread: A mix of wide gravel and dirt singletrack and mud. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Mendota, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Rolling terrain through forest and prairie; abundant wildlife; uncrowded trails. Tread: A mix of hard-packed singletrack and wide, grassy trail. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Lake Elmo, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: One of the prettiest rides in this book and my favorite, especially in the fall and early in the morning; uncrowded, quiet; excellent trail condition over rolling hills with few technical sections; fl ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Rockford, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Again, the hazards are the highlights: the climbs are tough but are rewarded with a flyer down a ravine resembling a bobsled course with banked turns and all. Woo hoo! Tread: Entire loop is mix of gra ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Eagan, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: One of the most historic areas in the river valley; uncrowded. Tread: Hard-packed gravel, grass, and dirt singletrack and double track. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Shakopee, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This is an excellent cruise on an old rail line with nice views of the river valley; gradual descent on way down, a little push on the way back; a perfect route for all abilities. Tread: Entire ride i ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Eden Prairie, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Great beginner ride or easy spin on flat terrain. Fun ride along the river flats. Tread: 0.4 mile on pavement; remaining 8.3 miles on wide grave trail. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Mendota, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.7
... Preview: Flat terrain good for beginners or an easy ride along the river; wildlife aplenty; uncrowded; otherwise, this trail ranks pretty low on the fun meter. Tread: 0.75 mile gravel double track and the res ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Shakopee, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: Easy terrain along scenic river trail; nice trail to cruise and view wildlife. Tread: All 9 miles are on paved bike trail. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Shakopee, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: Extremely challenging loop with constant tough climbs and raging descents; quiet loop through scenic, uncrowded park. Note that trail does not open until August each year. Tread: Entire loop is hard- ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Savage, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Easy access trail through wooded river flats; study the construction of a freeway bridge. Tread: 1.4 miles gravel trail; 2 miles on dirt and grass. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Bloomington, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Fun ride along riverbank, then sweet, rolling singletrack through the bluff woods. Challenging climbs and a couple of screamin' downhills on well-maintained trail. Tread: 6.1 miles dirt singletrack, 3 ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
New Brighton, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.3
... Preview: Fun ride through unique river valley ecosystem with aged oaks and thick sumac groves. Tread: 0.4 mile gravel road; 0.9 mile rolling, grassy trail. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Jordan, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Extremely quiet; scenic ride through river flats and historic town site. Tread: 0.5 mile gravel road; 3.9 miles grass and dirt trail. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Twin Cities"
Jordan, MN - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.4

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