Long Loop Details
Riding areaKiwanis Recreation Area
Bike typeAM, XC, DJ, Fat
Trail UsageBiking Primary
DirectionOne DirectionPopular direction shown
SeasonOpen Year Round except for Mud/Thaw
TTFs on trailBerm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Teeter Totter
Land ManagerCity 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.
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.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Long Loop mountain bike trail
Altitude change2 ft
Altitude min755 ft
Altitude max791 ft
Altitude start760 ft
Altitude end762 ft
Distance climb1 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat4,054 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Long Loop Trail Reports
Mar 27, 2018 @ 8:06pmMar 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 @ 8:22pmFeb 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 @ 3:20pmFeb 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 @ 9:55amJan 14, 2018
|Usage has packed the snow, no need to groom|
Jan 2, 2018 @ 3:51pmJan 2, 2018
|Trails were groomed.|
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