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      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      976
      Trails Mountain Bike
      598
      Trails E-Bike
      369
      Trails Horse
      105
      Trails Hike
      878
      Trails Trail Running
      876
      Trails Snowmobile
      7
      Trails Snowshoe
      252
      Trails Downhill Ski
      3
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      304
      Total Distance
      1,130 mile
      Total Descent
      45,018 ft
      Total Vertical
      504 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,182 ft
      Reports
      4,314
      Photos
      451
      Ridden Counter
      115,654

      Outside Logo Articles

      Interview: Wesley Ferguson on Mountain Biking as a Black Man
      Oct 23, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Wesley works at a non-profit bike shop in Minneapolis that's working to improve diversity in the cycling world, and he's recently gotten into...
      Destination Showcase: Duluth & Lebanon Hills, Minnesota
      Aug 7, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      Check out two more of the top places to mountain bike in Minnesota.
      Minnesota’s Most Spectacular Hikes
      Aug 23, 2021 from backpacker.com
      Experience the beauty of fall foliage in Minnesota with these bucket list hikes
      Sub Regions

      Popular Metro Region Mountain Biking Trails

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

      Metro Region Mountain Bike Routes

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      Xcel Energy - Easiest Loop
      Xcel Energy Mountain Bike Park
      1 mile
      Battle Creek XC Loop
      Battle Creek
      9 miles
      Carver lake MTB route
      Woodbury
      5 miles
      Xcel Energy - Easy Lake Loop
      Xcel Energy Mountain Bike Park
      2 miles
      Theo Wirth Almost Everything
      Minneapolis
      13 miles
      BC 10 mile route
      Battle Creek
      10 miles
      Fast and Loose Jump Run
      West Lake Marion Park
      2 miles
      Burnsville Triple Crown
      Lebanon Hills Regional Park
      42 miles
      Tonka - 60 Miles
      Minneapolis
      60 miles
      Twin Cities Century
      Minneapolis
      108 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 102 rides
      Yesterday
      • 165 rides
      Past Week
      • 915 rides

      Photos of Metro Region Mountain Bike

      337 |
      Nov 5, 2020 @ 4:25pm
      Nov 5, 2020
      322 |
      Nov 5, 2020 @ 4:23pm
      Nov 5, 2020
      trail: Area 36
      273 |
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 12:59pm
      Aug 26, 2018
      trail: Area 36
      277 |
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 12:58pm
      Aug 26, 2018
      271 |
      Aug 26, 2018 @ 11:34am
      Aug 26, 2018
      trail: Main Loop
      145 |
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 9:20pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      trail: Main Loop
      145 |
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 9:20pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      trail: Intermediate
      639 |
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 9:12pm
      Aug 22, 2018

      Videos of Metro Region Mountain Bike

      Bridge Ride
      trail: Six North
      42 | Nov 21, 2023
      Apple Wooden Features
      trail: Apple
      43 | Aug 1, 2022
      Controlled Berm
      53 | Dec 1, 2021
      East Loop (Back)
      18 | Dec 1, 2021
      Shore Shimmy (upper)
      11 | Dec 1, 2021
      Shore Shimmy Trail
      25 | Nov 30, 2021
      East Loop Out
      26 | Nov 29, 2021
      MN River Bottoms
      39 | Nov 29, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

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      River Valley Trail - West Segment
      Minnesota River Trail
      Apr 17, 2024 @ 8:12am
      Apr 17, 2024
      Prevalent MudhzYO1iVery muddy Major Water drainage issue,...
      Bowl
      Hawks Ridge
      Apr 6, 2024 @ 7:05am
      Apr 6, 2024
      WetTheDy1an

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      kxtreme250addreportactivity #51603434
      Apr 23, 2024 @ 5:57pm
      1 hours
      clutch627wishlistregionactivity #51584991
      Apr 23, 2024 @ 9:08am
      10 hours
      clutch627wishlistregionactivity #51584980
      Apr 23, 2024 @ 9:07am
      10 hours
      clutch627checkintrailactivity #51584871 and 1 more
      Apr 23, 2024 @ 9:04am
      10 hours
      clutch627checkintrailactivity #51584819
      Apr 23, 2024 @ 9:02am
      10 hours

      Recent Comments

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      ChristopherKEpIV1trailNine Mile Creek TrailThere are several signs saying that this is a...
      Apr 5, 2024 @ 6:51pm
      Apr 5, 2024
      silverramptrailBL Expert 3This series of trails are super fun tech trail...
      Oct 21, 2023 @ 10:01am
      Oct 21, 2023
      PatrickIhJv2ytrailJesus SavesTrail has arguably the best overlook view in...
      Oct 8, 2023 @ 9:36am
      Oct 8, 2023
      ChristianOIiQzStrailHidden Falls Demo LoopMany many downed trees covering the...
      Oct 2, 2023 @ 3:28pm
      Oct 2, 2023
      tdwarnketrailHillside TrailFor anyone considering checking this trail...
      Sep 13, 2023 @ 8:12am
      Sep 13, 2023

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike597833 miles30,909 ft262 miles499 ft
      4464,27813180,334
      E-Bike369596 miles17,841 ft183 miles407 ft
      3,59722,245
      Horse105111 miles4,547 ft42 miles430 ft
      65418
      Hike8781,061 mile41,178 ft344 miles446 ft
      44,19114,680
      Trail Running8761,061 mile41,148 ft344 miles446 ft
      4,19113,942
      Snowmobile719 miles620 ft6 miles269 ft
      41
      Snowshoe252257 miles8,517 ft86 miles374 ft
      119443
      Downhill Ski314 miles344 ft4 miles400 ft
      41472
      Backcountry Ski21 mile187 ft72 ft
      4157
      Nordic Ski303302 miles10,735 ft100 miles446 ft
      1387,866
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