2 miles
Distance
177 ft
Climb
-177 ft
Descent
01:26:52
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of The Back Eighty Trail

The Back Eighty Details

  • Riding Area
    Pincushion Mountain Bike Trails
    Grand Marais, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #17719 in Mountain Biking

The original singletrack trail at Pincushion, containing tight and twisty tread, rocks, roots, man-made features and plenty of "old school" feel.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Back Eighty bike trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,050 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,156 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,057 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,057 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -15.648%
  • Grade min
    18.693%
  • Distance climb
    3,113 ft
  • Distance down
    3,501 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,359 ft
  • Avg time
    01:26:52
  • Avg reverse time
    01:20:24
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Status:
on Nov 20, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
Directions to the-back-eighty trailhead (47.773850, -90.296450)
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The Back Eighty Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 20, 2018 @ 2:57pm
Nov 20, 2018
Sep 20, 2018 @ 8:05am
Sep 20, 2018
Almost there. Nice and dry, recent brushing has opened up the corridor. Looks like a couple more boardwalks in the works. Best it's been in a...
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