3.4 miles
Distance
92 ft
Climb
-90 ft
Descent
00:22:03
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
    #51180 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #81382 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
    00:22:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:59
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Status:
on Aug 8, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)
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  • Icy
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      Gooseberry MTB Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 8, 2022 @ 6:13pm
      Aug 8, 2022
      Dirt is perfect. Vegetation on the south side toward the dike is getting tall, so keep an eye out on the blind corners.
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 7:37pm
      Jul 26, 2022
      The trail is open with a few variations from last year due to wetness. Closed parts are marked with trees. There's a new log obstacle on the south...
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 4:44pm
      Jul 26, 2022
      Mar 1, 2022 @ 4:15am
      Mar 1, 2022
      Due the the length of time it took to fix the grooming equipment, the condition of the trail, and the limited riding time left in the season,...
      Jan 13, 2022 @ 8:06am
      Jan 13, 2022
      Due to equipment problems and difficult conditions, Gooseberry will not be machine groomed until further notice as volunteer resources focus on MB...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,361 rides
      • Last: Aug 11, 2022

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      Jul 8, 2021 @ 7:39am
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      Sep 5, 2020 @ 1:38pm
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      Jul 11, 2020 @ 9:19am
      Jul 11, 2020

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Woyen (Aug 24, 2021 at 10:50)
      Mostly due to proximity, I ride this trail more than any other in Fargo/Moorhead. There are a few fun little jumps on the north side, enough variety with corners and elevation changes to keep you on your toes, and a well ridden area south of the parking lot with a few more jump and line options. There's nothing terribly challenging on the majority of the trail but if you decide to run a heater lap on it you can get a really good cornering workout. Also, the first two jumps on the north side, with their mellow sloped landing areas, are super fun and scalable to beginner-level skills.
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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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      • + 2
      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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      One Lap at Gooseberry Park - Moorhead, MN
      919 | Dec 21, 2016 , Moorhead
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