3.4 miles
Distance
92 ft
Climb
-90 ft
Descent
00:22:39
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Gooseberry Park
    Moorhead, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Log Ride
  • Global Ranking
    #20225 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Fun loop on the banks of the Red River. FM Trailbuilders have been working hard to make this an adventure you can find right in town. Easy access at Gooseberry parking or across the river on the ND side from Lindenwood Park. The trail weaves around the river banks on the edges of Gooseberry Park. It is an easy to intermediate trail with a few features and structures built into the terrain. It can be challenging to navigate in some spots so ask a local if you need clarification. The trail can be pretty busy at times with frequent hikers and dog walkers, but this is easy access in town for a spin. Horn Trail is located just to the south of Gooseberry and easily accessible via bike for an additional 1-2 miles. (Please do not go through the backyard of the private property on the far south end to access Horn. Go up to the street and come back down the dike.)

Red River Valley soil is very clay based and the trail can become impossible to use when wet or muddy. Please don't ride when wet. Please pay attention to weather and check Trailforks for updates.

Access Info

The trail has three easy entry points: the north side of the Gooseberry Park access road opposite the restroom parking lot, the south side of the Lindenwood Park walking bridge access path, and the south-most point off Rivershore Dr.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Gooseberry MTB Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    880 ft
  • Altitude max
    904 ft
  • Altitude start
    883 ft
  • Altitude end
    883 ft
  • Grade max
    -11.9%
  • Grade min
    8.6%
  • Distance climb
    3,678 ft
  • Distance down
    4,029 ft
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:22:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:19
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on Jul 20, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Gooseberry MTB Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 20, 2021 @ 5:38pm
      Jul 20, 2021
      Intermittent wet spots, weeds really need to be trimmed on the side of trail, plants are getting really tall.
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 7:36am
      Jul 8, 2021
      Jul 2, 2021 @ 5:36pm
      Jul 2, 2021
      May 17, 2021 @ 9:12am
      May 17, 2021
      Dry and cracking. Silty top layer. But still good.
      Apr 16, 2021 @ 8:19pm
      Apr 16, 2021
      Good condition. No mud.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 210 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 907 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 8, 2021 @ 7:39am
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      Nov 7, 2020 @ 7:35pm
      Nov 7, 2020
      22 |
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 1:38pm
      Sep 5, 2020
      43 |
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 9:19am
      Jul 11, 2020

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Wildh24 FMTB (Mar 28, 2016 at 8:04)
       As one of the locals who build and ride these trails regularly, I can say this is a pretty fun little trail right in town. It has enough variety that it doesn't get boring and can be as challenging as you want it to be by picking up the pace.
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      • + 0
      chrisgarty (Jul 5, 2020 at 12:46)
       The extension to Horn trail is really nice. Less foot traffic and more technical features!
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      One Lap at Gooseberry Park - Moorhead, MN
      767 | Dec 21, 2016 , Moorhead
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