Best Mountain Biking in Minnesota

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Minnesota. Use this list to plan your next Minnesota mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Bloomington Ferry Trail View Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Bloomington, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  1.25 to 1.75 hours.
    •  13.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Long, challenging singletrack ride next to the river. Well-maintained trail that tests your handling skills and offers some of the best scenery ...

  • #2 Battle Creek Regional Park View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  10 minutes to 2 hours.
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Rolling, rollicking trails through thick woods; deer aplenty; lots of different choices of loops to ride. Explore like crazy and enjoy steep ...

  • #3 Elm Creek Park Reserve View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Maple Grove, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  15-30 minutes.
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Great beginner loop in Hennepin County's largest park; fun paved path and nature center available for diversions from the dirt; lots of wildlife. ...

  • #4 Gooseberry Falls State Park View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Duluth, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  50 - 90 minutes
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    You won’t be disappointed with the beauty of this park, and the riding is almost as rewarding. Once again, this route travels on ski trails, ...

  • #5 Minnesota Valley State Trail (Eastern Terminus) View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Shakopee, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  35-45 minutes.
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Easy terrain along scenic river trail; nice trail to cruise and view wildlife. Tread: All 9 miles are on paved bike trail.

  • #6 Holzinger Lodge View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Winona, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  1.5 - 2 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    This was a fun ride: sweet singletrack riding on ideal trail conditions. The trail starts with a moderate climb to warm your legs, then rolls ...

  • #7 Pillsbury State Forest View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Brainerd, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  1 hour to all day
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    Super-fun riding on rolling trails. Over a dozen small lakes along the way offer a good chance to spot wildlife. The trail doesn’t have a straight ...

  • #8 Split Rock Lighthouse State Park View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Duluth, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  1 hour
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail is very similar to Ride 48. The shoreline here is spectacular and makes it difficult to keep your eyes on the trail. There are plenty ...

  • #9 Battle Creek Regional Park View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  10 minutes to 2 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Battle Creek has some of the best singletrack riding in the metro area, and it’s right up there in the statewide rankings, too. For newer riders, ...

  • #10 LRT Trail South View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Eden Prairie, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  45-60 minutes.
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    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; ...

  • #11 Afton Alps Ski Area View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  12 minutes to an hour or more
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    If you’re looking for a workout, head to Afton. This large ski area near the Wisconsin border has 7 miles of loops of varying difficulty in a ...

  • #12 Fort Snelling State Park View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Mendota, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  15-30 minutes.
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    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.

  • #13 Lutsen Mountain Bike Park View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Duluth, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  Half-hour to multiple days
    •  35 miles
    •  Guide

    Yahoo! This place rocks for mountain biking! Lutsen has it all, from white-knuckle, technical descents to relaxed cruising. Four separate mountains ...

  • #14 Jay Cooke State Park View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carlton, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  1.5 - 2 hours
    •  12.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail is the first in this book that explores the spectacular North Country. The combination of superb trail conditions and the surrounding ...

  • #15 Itasca State Park View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Lake George, MN

    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is the place where the continental glaciers of the last great ice age decided to leave a significant footprint. It is the place where the ...

  • #16 Cannon Valley Trail View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Welch, MN

    •  1.25 - 1.5 hours
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Cannon Valley Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Red Wing, Minnesota. It is within River Terrace Prairie SNA. It is 14.9 miles long and begins ...

  • #17 Pincushion Mountain Trails View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Grand Marais, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  45 minutes to 1 hour
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is another cross-country ski trail system, but it is much more bike-friendly than many of the previous ski loops. Most sections of this ...

  • #18 Hanson Lake Loop View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Walker, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  1.5 to 2+ hours
    •  16.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chippewa has forest roads and old logging paths all over the place, most of which are open to mountain bikes. This loop, like many of its ...

  • #19 Pillsbury State Forest View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Pillager, MN

    •  3.5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The trails at Pillsbury State Forest meander through a heavy forested area consisting of a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees. The woods ...

  • #20 Lake Rebecca Park Reserve View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Rockford, MN

    • Mountain Biking 
    •  15 - 25 minutes
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of my favorite rides in the whole state. The trail is excellent, and the rolling hills and woods are just plain beautiful. You will ...