4,154 ft
Distance
79 ft
Climb
-79 ft
Descent
00:07:51
Avg time

Brownie Lake Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Theodore Wirth Park
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Open year round, when dry or frozen
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #22468 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #46369 in Trail Running
    • #86496 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Owner

Following the original trial layout built years ago, this new and improved trail at Brownie Lake adds 1.5 miles of advanced riding to the ever-growing Minneapolis singletrack trail system. The design of the trail diverges from the "flow" style trail to the north, and introduces a bit of janky, tight, steep, sometimes frustrating, and always crazy riding. There are 26 rock sections armoring the hills with grades over 15%. The rock sections total 1300 feet, making this new trail a sure bet for a tough ride, while also being sustainable. The trail is mostly blue/black, with wicked sections of black and double black. The trail starts at south side of the Parkway Bridge over I-394 (enter along the sidewalk) and flies down the hill to the far south end of the loop. It makes its way back north by climbing and descending the hillside over and over again. It ends near where it starts at the Parkway on top of the hill. Be sure you are going the correct direction The trail can also be accessed on the south side. This trail will be challenging and dangerous. Be sure to check out the trail before going in with guns blazing! And stay on the designated bike trails as there are many hikers and families that use the walking-only trail around the lake.

Access Info

Access the trail from the south side of the Parkway bridge over I-394. Stay on the designated mountain bike trails. Path around the lake is pedestrian only.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Brownie Lake mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    859 ft
  • Altitude max
    898 ft
  • Altitude start
    890 ft
  • Altitude end
    889 ft
  • Grade
    -0.008%
  • Grade max
    -11.156%
  • Grade min
    20.838%
  • Distance climb
    1,355 ft
  • Distance down
    1,844 ft
  • Distance flat
    956 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:10
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on May 11, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)
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      Brownie Lake Trail Reports

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      May 11, 2024 @ 2:47am
      May 11, 2024
      Jan 18, 2024 @ 4:19pm
      Jan 18, 2024
      Mon, Jan 15, 09:14 AM - We continue to be denied any measurable amount of snow. Frozen dandruff covered dirt is our destiny for the time being....
      Aug 16, 2023 @ 10:16am
      Aug 16, 2023
      Recent large hail brought down lots of leaves on the trail. Visibility of trail is marginally compromised.
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 8:36am
      Oct 28, 2022
      dry as a bone
      Sep 22, 2022 @ 2:39pm
      Sep 22, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 386 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,956 rides
      • Last: Jun 18, 2024

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      Aug 28, 2023 @ 12:40pm
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      Apr 20, 2020 @ 7:01am
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      Aug 26, 2018 @ 10:28am
      Aug 26, 2018
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      Aug 26, 2018 @ 10:23am
      Aug 26, 2018

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