5 miles
700 ft
-700 ft
Avg time

Main Loop Details

  • Riding area
    North Loop
    Saint Cloud, Minnesota
  • AKA
    Jail Trail
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Summer / dry season only
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,125 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 20, 2018
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 2.65 (3 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to main-loop-26153 trailhead (45.543530, -94.130930)
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Main Loop Trail Reports

Apr 20, 2018 @ 5:08am
Apr 20, 2018
Closed for spring thaw
Oct 19, 2017 @ 4:00pm
Oct 19, 2017
Jan 10, 2017 @ 10:39am
Jan 10, 2017
Jan 10, 2017 @ 10:39am
Jan 10, 2017
Nov 11, 2015 @ 12:45pm
Nov 11, 2015
Leaf covered but good to go! Few dear stands in the woods so be careful.
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1 Review & Comments

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

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