5 miles
Distance
700 ft
Climb
-700 ft
Descent
00:38:29
Avg time

Main Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    North Loop
    Saint Cloud, Minnesota
  • AKA
    Jail Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer / dry season only
  • Global Ranking
    #36355 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

The name of the trail stems from its close proximity to one of Minnesota's correctional facilities, but don't let that stop you from tearing up the singletrack. Small drops, a few short climbs, tight turns, rock gardens and narrow tree lined sections await on this fun little trail, don't let its size fool you.

Land is owned by the Minnesota Department of Corrections and is immediately adjacent to a Minnesota State Prison Facility. Use of these trails is through permission and cooperation between the Mid-Minnesota Cycling Club and the MN Department of Corrections. Please be a responsible and respectful trail user.

Access Info

From the intersection of Hwy 301 (a.k.a. Minnesota Blvd) and 15th Ave SE, you can see the dirt parking lot and trailhead. Access to the parking lot is by dirt two-track, across a grassy field, off of Minnesota Blvd (do not access the parking lot from 15th Ave SE).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Main Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,025 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,104 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,042 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,042 ft
  • Grade
    -0.002%
  • Grade max
    -29.393%
  • Grade min
    26.189%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,125 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:29
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Main Loop Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 31, 2018 @ 6:03pm
      Jul 31, 2018
      Clear and tacky, not much sand in the corners.
      May 3, 2018 @ 5:22am
      May 3, 2018
      Spring loop is open. Please don't ride the back section as it is still too wet to ride.
      Apr 20, 2018 @ 5:08am
      Apr 20, 2018
      Closed for spring thaw
      Oct 19, 2017 @ 4:00pm
      Oct 19, 2017
      Leafy
      Jan 10, 2017 @ 10:39am
      Jan 10, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 30 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 47 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 197 rides
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      Jun 23, 2018 @ 10:33am
      Jun 23, 2018
      Main Loop, My City

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Larson37x (Aug 1, 2017 at 11:35)
       Careful in the turns, they are tight and sandy!
      [Reply]

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