7.2 miles
254 ft
-260 ft
1,561 ft
High Point

Linking all the hard lines into a loop

Detailed Description
All the hard stuff is a 7 mile moderately popular expert route located near Chisholm Minnesota. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 254 ft with a max elevation of 1,561 ft then descends -260 ft.
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10 Reviews & Comments

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ABEDM (Sep 18, 2022 at 16:58)
Trail Roller Derby
Insanely fun and really easy to go fast on. Not sure I agree with the black rating as everything is rollable or optional. This was a definite ride highlight though!!
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ABEDM (Sep 18, 2022 at 16:57)
Nice connector / scenic trail. Some fun sections but used it mostly to get in and out of areas. The climb isn't very technical and uses rollers and switchbacks nicely to make the climb more enjoyable
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ABEDM (Sep 18, 2022 at 16:54)
Trail Orange Crush
Super sick trail. Some really good flow into some nice chunky rock and gnarly gardens. Bit of exposure but that's pretty well this entire park
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darkins44 (Jul 25, 2022 at 9:23)
Trail Orange Crush
Rode this again...views, rocks, flow, steeps, rocks, roll out to some flow. Might be my favorite 1/2 mile in the whole midwest! From beautiful vistas to an awesome birch forest with an awesome tread, rocks and bench cuts it's also fun to look at! Smile
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NDEide (Aug 3, 2020 at 7:48)
Trail Orange Crush
Fun techy rocks. No big drops, but steep rocky descents make it a challenge.
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darkins44 (Jul 27, 2020 at 12:49)
Trail Orange Crush
One of the best trails I've ever ridden. So much fun, so neat and so accomplished! Definitely a crown jewel hidden amongst a whole bunch of awesome gems!
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darkins44 (Jul 27, 2020 at 12:42)
Trail Weeper
This trail is so easy to miss...but don't miss it. So unique and fun! And beautiful!
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GaryTargaryen (Jul 15, 2020 at 1:49)
Trail Orange Crush
As of right now I feel like this is the trail that best encompasses and shows what this trail system is about ( keep in mind that as of writing another 15 or so miles have yet to be revealed). Orange Crush has a great mixture of rocky tech, flow, side hits, some legit gnarly stuff that can be sketchy, and probably the best overlook in all of the park (although Fractured Falls and Pit Plunge have amazing overlooks as well). Orange Crush has quickly developed its reputation alongside Secret Garden as a must ride. Just don’t get too distracted by your amazing surroundings while riding it as it could cost you.
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GaryTargaryen (Jun 16, 2020 at 12:55)
Trail Roller Derby
Nice jump line With big berms, tabletops, doubles, a drop and at the very bottom an optional step up jump to drop to gap jump line that was above my ability level but awesome to see as an option for the advanced thrillseekers out there. Hopefully they add in a couple more jump lines here as right now only 15 of the 25 or 30 planned miles they have planned are open. Something that flows super well and gradually scales up as you descend would be really sweet for intermediate riders ( i.e. Minneflowta or Thrillseeker in Tioga or Winze in Cuyuna). Awesome trail overall.
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SnowChristo (May 24, 2020 at 20:15)
Trail Orange Crush
Fun, steep and technical/rocky trail, do not miss! A bit scary first ride but quickly a favorite.


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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
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  • eBike Allowed
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More Stats for All the hard stuff mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,476 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,537 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,532 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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