Eastwood Park

Rochester, Minnesota 55902

Eastwood Park

Eastwood Park Professional Review and Guide

"The only negative to this trail is that it’s not long enough. Easy access and superb trail conditions make Eastwood a good bet for a fun ride. The trail winds through dense woods on the fringes of a golf course and cornfields. Despite the traffic noise from the highway and the occasional glint of the sun from a pitching wedge, it feels like you’re far away from the city.

The trail isn’t totally flat, but elevation gain is definitely minimal, with only a few rollers to keep things interesting. Tight turns with little room for error remind you to keep an eye on your bar ends or risk smashing a finger. I was initially concerned about not having a decent map of the park, but this ride hardly needs one. There is an easy-to-follow main trail and numerous offshoots that will keep you happy for a good two hours if you do a couple of extra laps. Throw in the uncrowded factor, and Eastwood serves up big mountain biking fun in a small package. Tread: Hard-packed dirt singletrack."

Eastwood Park Reviews

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All in all a good starter trail. It is nice and close and not crowded. The location that this site has plotted on the map is incorrect. Just go to the Eastwood Park entrance on highway 14 (there are a few softball fields and a picnic shelter). Quite a few different little routes with a few different entrances. Some difficult climbs for a beginner. Very tight turns, a few I actually had to stop and turn on. It was in pretty good shape. It looked as though it had been cleared recently. All in all its pretty fun, hard to beat free and close. Will go again often.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty
35-45 minutes
Best June through October
USGS Rochester
Local Maps

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Jul 2018