1 miles
Distance
64 ft
Climb
-67 ft
Descent
00:10:23
Avg time

Short Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Kiwanis Recreation Area
    Mankato, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Open Year Round except for Mud/Thaw
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #25045 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    754 ft
  • Altitude max
    770 ft
  • Altitude start
    767 ft
  • Altitude end
    764 ft
  • Grade
    -0.049%
  • Grade max
    -7.234%
  • Grade min
    14.651%
  • Distance climb
    1,688 ft
  • Distance down
    2,310 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,955 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:14
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Status:
on Dec 2, 2018
Snow Packed
Avg: 4 (2 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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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 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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      Short Loop Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 10:52am
      Dec 2, 2018
      reporter
      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.
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      6 Months
      • 16 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 377 rides
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