49.7 miles
Distance
3,642 ft
Climb
-3,641 ft
Descent
1,402 ft
High Point

50 mile long route for the 2021 Oremageddon, put on by the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew

Detailed Description
2021 Oremageddon - 50 Miler is a 50 mile expert race route located near Crosby Minnesota. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 35 trails. This route climbs 3,642 ft with a max elevation of 1,402 ft then descends -3,641 ft.
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52 Reviews & Comments

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msp1mlb (Sep 10, 2022 at 8:46)
Trail Backcountry
The trail is open and is in excellent shape. Extremely narrow with lots of little rock garden features. It's a difficult blue for sure. I thought much more difficult then drawpoint.
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Sugareeb22 (Sep 5, 2022 at 0:58)
Starting and finishing at the trailhead was 8.1 miles and took one hour and 40 min. This was a difficult but fun and rewarding trail for me, and it's the first time I've ever ridden it.
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Sugareeb22 (Sep 4, 2022 at 13:19)
Trail Backcountry
Part of this trail is closed. You'll run into a sign and yellow tape where you clearly can't go any farther. Luckily, that's right at the entrance to Portal, so you just take Portal and end up at the finish all the same. Actually, I'm glad we had to take Portal because it was my favorite part! I think Backcountry is tough. Especially the first couple miles.
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Sugareeb22 (Sep 4, 2022 at 13:13)
I think it's misleading to characterize this trail as flow. It has some flowy sections, but it is definitely a cross-country trail. It's mentally and physically demanding with the amount of climbing and rock gardens. It's not a walk in the park. It is really fun, but you're going to work for it. It's an excellent trail, a good skill builder. I'd say, if you think it's right on the edge of your abilities, and you can clear the skill filter, then go for it and don't worry if you have to walk a couple of the rock gardens. If you can do the skills filter, you'll be able to do most of the rock gardens, and you'll feel more confident when you've finished the trail. Take snacks and water because it can take a while to complete the whole thing. Enjoy the scenery. I really liked this trail!
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GoodOak (Sep 1, 2022 at 7:29)
Overall great trail, however, as others have said, the rock gardens are excessive, and greatly detract from the experience. If they remove the rock gardens on the climbs (or immediately before the climbs) and leave the rest in, I think it becomes a 5-star trail.
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Northsupply (Aug 11, 2022 at 21:25)
Trail Manuel Drive
This trail is just plain fun. In fact, if I had a carbon copy of this trail in my backyard I don’t think I would ever leave the house!
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trusstruss (Aug 8, 2022 at 6:50)
Trail Demo Trail
Demo Trail is good and well worth the side trip. Good variety with a fun tech optional segment.
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trusstruss (Aug 5, 2022 at 5:27)
What they said above. Well worth the price. It should be noted that climbing at Cuyuna (including on this trail) is easier than most other trail systems. Why? First, because there’s less of it. Second, the pitches never get that steep. I did 90% of the trails and never had to lean forward once and never wished for an easier gear. Third, the trails are on the smooth side and techy uphills aren’t really a thing here. Fourth, there aren’t dozens of tight switchbacks on a specific trail. Cuyuna is easier riding on average, and all this is a testament to the genius of the trail builders. That said, Sand Hog’s ascent will definitely test your endurance, but it could be much worse.
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trusstruss (Aug 5, 2022 at 5:11)
Trail Crusher
Mislabeled on the map. This is, in fact, Crusher. It’s just a climbing trail. Connects then to Miner’s Mountain with more climbing. Miner’s M then gets to the top with a very small payoff before connecting to the splendiforous Roly Poly. So in itself the Crusher/MM trail doesn’t offer anything like fun, but it does the work to earn the Roly Poly downhill. Plus great view at the top.
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trusstruss (Aug 3, 2022 at 17:49)
Trail Drawpoint
This is why we ride! Great trail, so fun! More of a blue/black.
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trusstruss (Aug 3, 2022 at 17:49)
So Backcountry Connector; sounds like some utilitarian, ho-hum trail. Wrong! This is Cuyuna! Never a ho-hum moment! Fun stuff and has some more challenging features than some other blues in the are. One rock drop was a little sketchy; not enough speed to do a drop (at least I didn’t have enough, doing trail for the first time), and I figured I could roll it but it’s a pretty big drop to roll, though I did, with seatpost up (d’oh!)—felt like I got away with something.
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trusstruss (Aug 3, 2022 at 17:32)
Trail Demo Hard
Wow! Great fun! I mean at Cuyuna all the trails are good so why do this one? Because if you go by it, it’s there and why would you opt out of a short loop that’s got it all—tons of variety, fast with a tech section option, if you choose.
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trusstruss (Aug 2, 2022 at 19:19)
Trail Bobsled Loop
Amazing trail. Great berms, super fast downhill. Whoever built this—not to mention the other trails in this cluster (I haven’t ridden any others at Cuyuna yet)—is a genius.
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trusstruss (Aug 2, 2022 at 19:15)
Great trail; really well built, flowy. Don’t forget to take Winze though part way through! (Unless you’re a beginner).
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Skiguin (Jul 19, 2022 at 14:49)
Trail Backcountry
His trail is basically closed. The outer loop is closed?
I wouldn’t ride till dirtier update. Front section overgrown
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CycleKrieg CLMTBC (Jul 19, 2022 at 19:38)
Trail Backcountry
Status is set to closed and has been since the big storm. Hopefully soon it will be opened back up.
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Mandylyn70 (Jun 20, 2022 at 9:18)
Great fun trail. Rock gardens very rideable.
Biggest note…from parking connecter trail is almost 9 miles total not 7.3 miles
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kkalmon (May 23, 2022 at 9:43)
I probably wouldn't ride this trail again unless it gets rebuilt. Cool scenery and nice adventure riding up and down, but the random rock gardens and features kill your speed and really take away from the flow of the trail. If you want to do some rugged riding up piles of rocks this is the trail for you!
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wingfwd (Aug 2, 2022 at 8:18)
Spot on review, exactly what I thought. Lots of the rock gardens are really cool but there are a handful that simply took away from flow and felt like they were added just to say this is a "rock garden" trail vs. really thinking about what makes a good trail, and in places not needed for trail preservation, etc. either. There are so many rock gardens that pulling out a handful of them (at the bottom of a hill before climbs especially) that really kill your speed would really improve the trail. Overall the rock gardens were built such that they are pretty much all easy to traverse - that's not the issue - just those that don't make sense where they are at.
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Schreintime (May 20, 2022 at 15:12)
Trail Drawpoint
How is this a black?
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ClarkBremer (Sep 9, 2021 at 12:10)
On the DNR Maps, this is called Galloping Goose.
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ClarkBremer (Sep 9, 2021 at 12:08)
The last 1000 ft or so on the east end between switchback-south and dragline is actually two-way - allowing access from Portsmouth Campground.
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ClarkBremer (Sep 9, 2021 at 7:36)
Trail Bobsled Loop
Trailforks shows this trail as being 2-way. It's most definitely NOT.
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Evilmoist (Sep 7, 2021 at 7:27)
Tree down about 5.5 miles in trail and its right at the bottom of a fast downhill
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provin1327 (Aug 22, 2021 at 19:36)
This trail gets a big meh from me. Its 8 miles of constant up down up down with a few rocks planted here or there. There is one big feature 4 miles in and two short sections that actually flow well but the rest is boring.
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Matthewvinez (Aug 2, 2021 at 22:04)
I'm what world is this a black?
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Devinlk1985 (Aug 1, 2021 at 16:29)
This trail was tough, could of been designed better. We also got stalked by something in the woods. I’m too tired to think of anything else’s to say.
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maxwellseeley (Jul 31, 2021 at 10:51)
Trail Portal
This trail is open. Trail forks needs to update status.
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Drkoob (Jun 11, 2021 at 12:20)
Just posted, now open
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TJ427 (Jun 3, 2021 at 15:28)
Outstanding trail build and design!! Some features feel like riding in Arizona. It's all rideable on a XCO bike without a dropper on first go if a rider has some comfort level on rocks. We will come back to ride laps here!! Most fun trail I rode in Cuyuna area. Saw guys with full face helmets, Kevlar chest protectors, elbow/knee pads and others with standard mtb helmet and no pads.
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Mshinn (May 30, 2021 at 19:34)
Trail Drawpoint
Fun trail, lots of flow well placed rock gardens the occasional jump and an awesome drop.

Variety is always a good thing IMO.
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RyanUGnjQU (May 28, 2021 at 18:30)
This is a special trail. The builders are either masterminds or geniuses - likely a mix of both. The description accurately portrays what to expect. This is a trail that will take multiple rides to master. I recommend adopting a humble mindset before entering. You’ll have to make lots of split second decisions. It magnifies your weaknesses but offers just enough rewards - delicious step ups and rocky drops. The backcountry nature means it feels a little less polished... even though everything was well thought out.
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premiumfrye (May 21, 2021 at 13:21)
Trail Drawpoint
What is this trail supposed to be? Can't decide if it's high speed double clearing jump long, or techy cross country.
First half is basically Goose with an occasional pile of rocks dropped in the middle of the trail. Almost feels like it's signed the wrong direction
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Jmvandal (Apr 17, 2021 at 14:11)
Trail Drawpoint
Well built gravity flow at its finest!

Rock gardens, drops, berms and speed. Great trails with spectacular views. It does not disappoint.
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ShredderRodney (Sep 29, 2020 at 21:51)
Best nang for your buck climb to downhill ratio, love the berms all the way down too, great addition! Only downside is if you choose to stay on Galloping goose you have to go through the horrendous unpumpable rollers
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ShredderRodney (Sep 29, 2020 at 21:48)
Trail Crusher
My legs still hurt, and it wasn’t worth it.
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ShredderRodney (Sep 29, 2020 at 21:46)
Probably the best trail in the main unit, killer of a climb but one heck of a booker on the downhill, probably DH in the main unit.
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ShredderRodney (Sep 29, 2020 at 21:43)
Trail Bobsled Loop
Great huge fast berms, and long lasting. Really fun downhill ride!
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ShredderRodney (Sep 29, 2020 at 21:40)
Trail Winze
Like all Cuyuna trails, you gotta climb pretty hard to get to the top but this one is special as the downhill portion is an absolute blast and leaves you wanting to climb back up for another run! Best trail at the range!
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ShredderRodney (Sep 29, 2020 at 21:38)
Really fun downhill parts, but a lot of times the track kills all your speed with a rock garden at the bottom of hills and make the climbs even more difficult with no momentum
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XJ2005 (Aug 4, 2020 at 12:48)
Trail Bobsled Loop
Used to be my favorite run, I don’t love the revised version (no shortcut at the top?) but still a solid trail. 4/5
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XJ2005 (Aug 4, 2020 at 12:47)
Trail Winze
Great for working on being more comfortable in the air but also good for experienced riders, my favorite trail in Cuyuna so far. (Please trail builders make a section of haul road two way so I can repeat this.)
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XJ2005 (Aug 4, 2020 at 12:44)
My one complaint is that I love Winze and if you want to do it over again you have to do the whole loops because this is one way, even if they just made the section in between the entrance and exit two way it would help a lot. If your not factoring that into it it’s a good trail.
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GaryTargaryen (Jul 24, 2020 at 13:52)
Definitely one of the signature trails at Cuyuna. The climb may be a challenge for beginners but you have a scenic overlook up top, a bench if you want to chill for a second, and a very long, flowy descent by Minnesotan standards. If you’re here I would highly recommend hitting this one. Was my favorite trail there until Winze arrived.
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JustinMidnight (Jul 16, 2020 at 7:09)
Trail Winze
Nice small jump lines up top. Fun trail
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calgold (Jan 16, 2020 at 14:59)
Trail Winze
9
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rydog450r (Aug 4, 2019 at 15:57)
Trail Bobsled Loop
Our favorite
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absquared (Jul 7, 2019 at 16:27)
What a slag to pay the price. And then 40kph down screaming berms! One of the best runs in Central North America!
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Skywaalk3r (Aug 18, 2018 at 8:41)
This trail is great, it’s very smooth with great flow!
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Skywaalk3r (Aug 18, 2018 at 8:19)
Trail Bobsled Loop
Best downhill ever, I’m still smiling!
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Kirschen (Jul 3, 2018 at 4:57)
Also known as "Boot Camp"
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xfire7 (Jun 23, 2018 at 15:05)
Fun trail. Lots of B lines to jump. Full of berms. Anyone can ride
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  • Race Course
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 2021 Oremageddon - 50 Miler mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,199 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,226 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,227 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.8%
  • Grade min
    29.8%
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    17 miles
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