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      Rice County is a county located in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,142. Its county seat is Faribault.

      Rice County comprises the Faribault-Northfield, MN Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI Combined Statistical Area.
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      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      213
      Trails Mountain Bike
      162
      Trails E-Bike
      88
      Trails Horse
      5
      Trails Hike
      224
      Trails Trail Running
      224
      Trails Snowmobile
      8
      Trails Snowshoe
      127
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      6
      Trails Nordic Ski
      92
      Total Distance
      119 miles
      Total Descent
      4,990 ft
      Total Vertical
      317 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,204 ft
      Reports
      107
      Photos
      72
      Ridden Counter
      945

      Popular Rice County Mountain Biking Trails

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      St Olaf Natural Lands Singletrack (South)
      St. Olaf College Natural Lands
      Sechler Park
      Sechler Park
      SST
      Shattuck St Mary's
      East River Trail
      Sechler Park
      St Olaf Natural Lands Singletrack (East)
      St. Olaf College Natural Lands
      Mill Towns State Trail
      Sechler Park
      Sakatah Singing Hills
      Faribault
      Mill Towns State Trail
      Sechler Park
      Beginner Loop
      Caron Park
      Shattuck St. Mary's
      Shattuck St Mary's
      Loop 3
      Shattuck St Mary's
      Intermediate Loop
      Caron Park
      Shattuck Downhill
      Shattuck St Mary's
      Loop 1
      Shattuck St Mary's
      Loop 2
      Shattuck St Mary's

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 18 rides

      Photos of Rice County Mountain Bike

      5 |
      Apr 28, 2024 @ 7:43pm
      Apr 28, 2024
      10 |
      Sep 11, 2023 @ 10:28am
      Sep 11, 2023
      54 |
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 8:27pm
      Aug 11, 2020
      62 |
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 8:15pm
      Aug 11, 2020
      65 |
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 7:59pm
      Aug 11, 2020
      trail: SST
      182 |
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 7:55pm
      Aug 11, 2020
      trail: SST
      131 |
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 7:09pm
      Aug 11, 2020
      104 |
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 4:59am
      Mar 13, 2020

      Videos of Rice County Mountain Bike

      Hairpin (Shattuck Downhill)
      36 | Sep 11, 2023

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      evanjpakaddreportactivity #53201098
      May 26, 2024 @ 7:18pm
      May 26, 2024
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      May 26, 2024 @ 7:18pm
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      May 22, 2024 @ 10:42am
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      Apr 28, 2024 @ 7:43pm
      Apr 28, 2024
      evanjpakaddreportactivity #51818059
      Apr 28, 2024 @ 7:10pm
      Apr 28, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      ZachbrodenreportSSTCleared the tree today, so its all good now!
      Aug 28, 2023 @ 7:46pm
      Aug 28, 2023
      evanjpaktrailSt Olaf Natural Lands Singletrack (South)Probably the most technical bit of singletrack...
      Aug 8, 2023 @ 2:08pm
      Aug 8, 2023
      evanjpaktrailSechler ParkA classic Northfield trail. If I recall...
      Aug 8, 2023 @ 2:06pm
      Aug 8, 2023
      evanjpaktrailWindmill TrailNot that fun of a trail, in my opinion. The...
      Aug 8, 2023 @ 2:01pm
      Aug 8, 2023
      evanjpaktrailOddfellows ParkAs of the time of this comment, the trail is...
      Aug 8, 2023 @ 1:59pm
      Aug 8, 2023

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike16286 miles3,297 ft29 miles299 ft
      581022,507
      E-Bike8830 miles1,043 ft9 miles243 ft
      805
      Horse54 miles121 ft1 mile89 ft
      12
      Hike224116 miles4,944 ft40 miles318 ft
      121071179
      Trail Running224116 miles4,944 ft40 miles318 ft
      107150
      Snowmobile86 miles220 ft2 miles233 ft
      2
      Snowshoe12769 miles2,461 ft24 miles318 ft
      12418
      Backcountry Ski65 miles85 ft3,560 ft26 ft
      11
      Nordic Ski9261 miles2,169 ft22 miles318 ft
      2159
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      • Admins: MW HIKING, namdoogttam, Redpine, CycleKrieg, mnmtb
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