1 miles
64 ft
-67 ft
Avg time

Short Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Kiwanis Recreation Area
    Mankato, Minnesota
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, DJ, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Open Year Round except for Mud/Thaw
  • Family Friendly
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking

The beginner loop is roughly one mile of rolling singletrack through our wooded river-bottoms. This segment of trail was crafted to avoid any roots, drops or difficult climbs to make it welcoming to newer off-road riders. Short segments of wooded boardwalk are utilized in areas to bridge deep sand traps. Stay to the left at the first trail junction to avoid doing the long loop with it's more advanced features.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Short Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    754 ft
  • Altitude max
    770 ft
  • Altitude start
    767 ft
  • Altitude end
    764 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,688 ft
  • Distance down
    2,310 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,955 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Mar 27, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4 (2 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 short-loop trailhead (44.199278, -94.019470)
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Short Loop Trail Reports

Mar 27, 2018 @ 8:39pm
Mar 27, 2018
reporter Closed for Spring Thaw. We are waiting for frost to come out of the ground; so the trail can dry out.
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
Jan 2, 2018 @ 3:51pm
Jan 2, 2018
Trails were groomed.
Dec 5, 2017 @ 3:39pm
Dec 5, 2017
Trails have frozen and are covered in a thin layer of snow. Watch out for a few frozen ruts that were created when the trails were too soft to ride
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