3 miles
Distance
248 ft
Climb
-246 ft
Descent
00:29:27
Avg time
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Long Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kiwanis Recreation Area
    Mankato, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Open Year Round except for Mud/Thaw
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Global Ranking
    #16235 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • Land Manager
    City of Mankato Parks Dept.

Mankato’s premier mountain bike trail is located at the Kiwanis Recreation Area just north of the Highway 169 and Highway 14 intersection. As of 2017, this trail is nearing it's final form with a few additions and refinements still on the agenda. There are two different loops at Kiwanis. The "Short Loop" shown in green is a 1 mile trail rated as beginner. The "Long Loop" is an additional 6.5+ miles of trail that is rated intermediate. A few optional loops branch off the long loop before tying back in to the main trail. These options give the rider the flexibility to give successive laps a different look. Many features have been put into the long loop for the more advanced riders; including berms, bridges, table top and gap jumps. Total mileage riding all loops is nearly 8 miles.

Access Info

Parking is at the lower gravel lot - simply drive into the Kiwanis Rec Area and onto the short gravel road, the parking lot will be on your right. There is limited parking in the paved area near the air conditioned restroom facilities.

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More Stats for Long Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    755 ft
  • Altitude max
    791 ft
  • Altitude start
    760 ft
  • Altitude end
    762 ft
  • Grade
    0.011%
  • Grade max
    -10.712%
  • Grade min
    12.555%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,054 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:27
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Status:
on Dec 2, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • 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
  • 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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      Long Loop Trail Reports

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      Dec 2, 2018 @ 10:52am
      Dec 2, 2018
      reporter
      Mar 27, 2018 @ 8:06pm
      Mar 27, 2018
      reporter Closed for Spring Thaw. We're waiting for the frost to come out of the ground; so the trail can dry out.
      Feb 8, 2018 @ 8:22pm
      Feb 8, 2018
      reporter Another 1-2 inches fell Thursday night. The fresh powder is riding nice and fast over the hard frozen base.
      Feb 6, 2018 @ 3:20pm
      Feb 6, 2018
      Trails now have some fresh snow to cover up the icy spots. Most places have good traction but watch out for the occasional slippery spot.
      Jan 14, 2018 @ 9:55am
      Jan 14, 2018
      Usage has packed the snow, no need to groom
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
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      • 202 rides
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