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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
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      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      388
      Trails Mountain Bike
      287
      Trails E-Bike
      74
      Trails Hike
      312
      Trails Trail Running
      313
      Trails Horse
      39
      Trails Snowmobile
      4
      Trails Snowshoe
      45
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      80
      Total Distance
      523 miles
      Total Descent
      25,641 ft
      Total Vertical
      493 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,182 ft
      Reports
      2,473
      Photos
      343
      Ridden Counter
      62,423

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      Popular Metro Mountain Biking Trails

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      Intermediate
      Lebanon Hills
      Beginner Loop
      Lebanon Hills
      Upper Beginner Loop
      Lebanon Hills
      Rocky Top
      Lebanon Hills
      Last Climb
      Lebanon Hills
      X Loop
      Lebanon Hills
      Parking Lot to Grizz
      Elm Creek Park
      Grizz to Parking Lot
      Elm Creek Park
      Easy Flow Loop
      Lebanon Hills
      Grizzland
      Elm Creek Park
      Woods Bonus Loop
      Elm Creek Park
      Easy Slalom
      Lebanon Hills
      Theo North Loop
      Theodore Wirth Park
      Intermediate to Hard
      Murphy-Hanrehan Park
      Prairie to Exit
      Murphy-Hanrehan Park

      Metro Mountain Bike Routes

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      Theo Wirth Almost Everything
      Minneapolis
      13 miles
      Burnsville Triple Crown
      Lebanon Hills
      42 miles
      BC 10 mile route
      Battle Creek
      10 miles
      Twin Cities Century
      Minneapolis
      108 miles
      Tonka - 60 Miles
      Minneapolis
      60 miles
      Battle Creek XC Loop
      Battle Creek
      9 miles
      2018 MNHSCL Race Lake Rebecca race
      Lake Rebecca
      4 miles
      7 mile Lebanon Hills Ridepopular ridelog7 miles
      22 mile Elm Creek Park Ridepopular ridelog22 miles
      11 mile Elm Creek Park Ridepopular ridelog11 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      Yesterday
      • 13 rides
      Past Week
      • 279 rides

      Photos of Metro Mountain Bike

      129 |
      Nov 5, 2020 @ 4:25pm
      Nov 5, 2020
      117 |
      Nov 5, 2020 @ 4:23pm
      Nov 5, 2020
      trail: Area 36
      166 |
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 12:59pm
      Aug 26, 2018
      trail: Area 36
      166 |
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 12:58pm
      Aug 26, 2018
      178 |
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 11:34am
      Aug 26, 2018
      trail: Main Loop
      111 |
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 9:20pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      trail: Main Loop
      108 |
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 9:20pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      trail: Intermediate
      437 |
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 9:12pm
      Aug 22, 2018

      Videos of Metro Mountain Bike

      Controlled Berm
      1 | Dec 1, 2021
      East Loop (Back)
      1 | Dec 1, 2021
      Shore Shimmy (upper)
      | Dec 1, 2021
      Shore Shimmy Trail
      2 | Nov 30, 2021
      East Loop Out
      1 | Nov 29, 2021
      MN River Bottoms
      4 | Nov 29, 2021
      Sunfish Lake Park Black Loop
      trail: Black Loop
      14 | Nov 24, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Paradise Feature
      Monarch - Carver Park Reserve
      Jan 17, 2022 @ 11:08am
      3 days
      Snow GroomedbenducklowLoose snow. Groomed but not packed.
      Grimm's Grind
      Monarch - Carver Park Reserve
      Jan 17, 2022 @ 11:08am
      3 days
      Snow GroomedbenducklowLoose snow. Groomed but not packed.
      Connector
      Monarch - Carver Park Reserve
      Jan 17, 2022 @ 11:08am
      3 days
      Snow GroomedbenducklowLoose snow. Groomed but not packed.
      Ravine Rush (North)
      Monarch - Carver Park Reserve
      Jan 17, 2022 @ 11:08am
      3 days
      Snow GroomedbenducklowLoose snow. Groomed but not packed.
      Ravine Rush (South)
      Monarch - Carver Park Reserve
      Jan 17, 2022 @ 11:08am
      3 days
      Snow GroomedbenducklowLoose snow. Groomed but not packed.
      Connector
      Monarch - Carver Park Reserve
      Jan 17, 2022 @ 11:08am
      3 days
      Snow GroomedbenducklowLoose snow. Groomed but not packed.
      Parking Lot to Grizz
      Elm Creek Park
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 10:45am
      Jan 16, 2022
      Snow PackedClewis9593
      Woods Bonus Loop
      Elm Creek Park
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 10:45am
      Jan 16, 2022
      Snow PackedClewis9593
      Int Cutoff
      Coon Rapids
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 10:45am
      Jan 16, 2022
      Snow PackedClewis9593
      Grizz to Parking Lot
      Elm Creek Park
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 10:45am
      Jan 16, 2022
      Snow PackedClewis9593

      Activity Feed

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      user #1309489WillieJacobszupdatetrailLuce Line Trail
      Jan 18, 2022 @ 10:31am
      2 days
      user #1309489WillieJacobszupdatedirectoryThe Loppet Foundation
      Jan 18, 2022 @ 10:25am
      2 days
      user #1875014benducklowaddreportParadise Feature and 5 more
      Jan 17, 2022 @ 2:49pm
      3 days
      user #1605723Clewis9593addreportInt Cutoff
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 2:32pm
      Jan 16, 2022
      user #1605723Clewis9593addreportParking Lot to Grizz and 3 more
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 2:32pm
      Jan 16, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1956920boe-wtrailLone Lake Long LoopPleasantly surprised by this new trail. It...
      Nov 30, 2021 @ 8:08am
      Nov 30, 2021
      user #1289718MiahbiketrailHard LoopThis loop is longer, therefore it will take...
      Oct 31, 2021 @ 8:52am
      Oct 31, 2021
      user #2773220zory-meltstrailBlack LoopThis trail deserves a real name. It is...
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 3:44pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      user #2858442Eanderso3trailShore ShimmySuper fun, well maintained singletrack riding
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 5:20pm
      Sep 19, 2021
      user #1361362ccenglandtrailTheo North LoopThis trail is locally known as “Back 40.”
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 6:48am
      Sep 19, 2021

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike287422 miles20,164 ft151 miles492 ft
      3412,473798,100
      E-Bike74192 miles5,476 ft69 miles390 ft
      2,2092519
      Hike312474 miles22,221 ft170 miles443 ft
      12,43211,633
      Trail Running313475 miles22,280 ft170 miles443 ft
      2,4321599
      Horse3940 miles1,972 ft16 miles351 ft
      5497
      Snowmobile49 miles282 ft3 miles118 ft
      Snowshoe4568 miles1,437 ft25 miles299 ft
      206
      Backcountry Ski11,181 ft33 ft3 ft
      31
      Nordic Ski8080 miles2,434 ft27 miles223 ft
      2,728
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