8.8 miles
Distance
1,172 ft
Climb
-1,171 ft
Descent
990 ft
High Point

A 10-mile loop at Battle Creek including the new connector trails to Big Wheezy Honeybadger.

Detailed Description
Battle Creek XC Loop is a 9 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near St. Paul Minnesota. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 36 trails. This route climbs 1,172 ft with a max elevation of 990 ft then descends -1,171 ft.
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13 Reviews & Comments

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scyra (Sep 27, 2022 at 7:14)
Trail Goat
A few laps on the Goat and Wall of death and you'll have your fix. Fantastic.
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Zqb8bS (Aug 24, 2022 at 11:03)
Under construction
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MattyRides (Jul 13, 2022 at 16:29)
Trail Goat
This trail is awesome, the metro needs more trails like it. Come to battle creek and just session the goat loop over and over again.
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SavageCyclist (Jul 3, 2022 at 14:07)
FYI, this route has you going the wrong way on Travis' trail. It is a one way trail, so do this loop in the opposite direction.
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GkurTb (Dec 17, 2020 at 19:48)
Super fun and fast flowing trail
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thomasmccartney (Nov 8, 2020 at 16:21)
Trail Goat
One of the most fun runs. Comparable to Cuyuna. But gnarlier.
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silverramp (Aug 27, 2020 at 8:35)
Trail Goat
Deserves it's name!
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Alwaystim (Aug 8, 2020 at 20:38)
Trail Goat
Trail is nice and packed down. Flew down the first section no problem with the fatty. A few new jumps but option to go around or float over. Very dry and dusty but very fun track
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GaryTargaryen (Jul 10, 2020 at 15:57)
Trail The Luge
Big walled berms and some nice jumps thrown in. Fun.
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GaryTargaryen (Jul 10, 2020 at 15:55)
Trail Big Wheezy
In terms of climbs near the cities this may be the most grueling there is. It’s a handful of switchbacks on a steep hillside and an amazing view at the top. A small preview of what you will encounter if you actually head out west.
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GaryTargaryen (Jul 10, 2020 at 15:50)
Trail Goat
Black Diamonds in the Minneapolis metro area are typically not even close to actually being black diamond. Goat is an exception, with some big jumps, fast technical downhill and a newly completed gap jump option this trail is a blast and depending on who you ask, it’s the best stretch of singletrack near the cities. Or at least the most exhilarating.
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alfotsch (Apr 29, 2019 at 13:54)
Trail Express Lane
This trail is not formally marked and is pretty raw. It seems to be a runout more than a trail.
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alfotsch (Apr 29, 2019 at 13:54)
Trail Express Lane
This trail is not formally marked and is pretty raw. It seems to be a runout more than a trail.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    15
More Stats for Battle Creek XC Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    719 ft
  • Altitude start
    929 ft
  • Altitude end
    928 ft
  • Grade max
    -46.2%
  • Grade min
    31.5%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Goat | Battle Creek | St. Paul, MN
Goat | Battle Creek | St. Paul, MN
trail: Goat
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Jun 9, 2022

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