3 miles
Distance
261 ft
Climb
-261 ft
Descent
00:24:38
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Gooseberry Park
    Moorhead, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
More Stats for Gooseberry MTB Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    879 ft
  • Altitude max
    905 ft
  • Altitude start
    882 ft
  • Altitude end
    882 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -18.285%
  • Grade min
    20.808%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:24:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:42
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Status:
on Aug 8, 2020
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.4 (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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Gooseberry MTB Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 8, 2020 @ 12:57pm
      Aug 8, 2020
      Needs time to dry with humid conditions and yesterday’s rain.
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 8:01am
      Jul 26, 2020
      As of 10:02 am needs a few hours of sun.
      Jul 22, 2020 @ 7:05pm
      Jul 22, 2020
      Fairly dry but some low squishy spots that you should ride around or walk over. Shady spots are slick at corners
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 6:40pm
      Jul 19, 2020
      Mostly dry after Friday’s rain. There was one muddy spot a little bit after the pedestrian bridge. And one of the berms right before the bridge...
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 7:45pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      A few damp spots, but nothing completely crossing the trail. Majority of trail is dry.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 107 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 929 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 11, 2020 @ 9:19am
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      Aug 24, 2019 @ 11:15am
      Aug 24, 2019
      41 |
      May 14, 2019 @ 5:39pm
      May 14, 2019
      35 |
      May 14, 2019 @ 5:38pm
      May 14, 2019

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag chrisparty (Jul 5, 2020 at 12:46)
       The extension to Horn trail is really nice. Less foot traffic and more technical features!
      [Reply]

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      One Lap at Gooseberry Park - Moorhead, MN
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