29 miles
Distance
2,022 ft
Climb
-2,020 ft
Descent
1,394 ft
High Point

WARNING ⚠: Please read the IMBA Responsible Riding Rules of the Trail prior to riding.
WARNING ⚠: Please read the safety warnings on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Trail Map.

This 20+ mile mountain biking loop takes you throughout the entire Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail System. The loop starts and finishes in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA) Miner’s Mountain Rally Center. A Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required to park a car or truck in this area.

The entrance to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area will be to your left after you drive past the last stop sign within the City of Ironton via HWY 30/Irene Avenue. The entrance to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is super close to town, but it’s kind of easy to miss the entrance as well.

This 20+ mile loop will take you through the Mahnomen, Pennington, Portsmouth, and Yawkey Units where you’ll experience both flowy cross-country singletrack and gravity Flow Country singletrack including the trails of Sand Hog, Screamer, Roly Poly, Chute, and Bobsled.

Depending on your mountain biking speed, this could be a couple of hours, or a full day experience.

The trails within this loop are all one-way, one-direction singletrack trail except for a small portion of trail by the Portsmouth Campground which is currently two-way, two-direction trail.

source: Cuyuna.com
Local Trail Association
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew (cuyunalakesmtb.com)
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flag kopp67 (Jun 29, 2020 at 21:35)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for The Complete Cuyuna Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,209 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,226 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,227 ft
  • Grade max
    -21%
  • Grade min
    26%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
Avg: 1.5 (2 votes)
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