Boundary Waters Park

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added by GoldenGoose Singletrack on February 8, 2011
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About 9 miles of moslty doubletrack with some short sections of old forest roads thrown in for good measure. According to Douglas County Parks and Recreation, there are currently 3 marked loops and several extra unmarked "side trails". The Blue loop is about 1.1 miles and easy. The yellow loop is 2.4 and a little harder but still relatively flat. The red loop is where the real fun is at 5.1 miles with some very punchy climbs that will certainly get your heart rate up. All trail loops are pretty well marked and even if you do shoot off on one of the "side trails" it will quickly bring you back to one of the three main loops. Pretty easy to navigate and reasonably well marked.
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Review: Wet day on the trail - was some tough mudding, but the shade of the trail and cool air made for a nice ride. After a rain you will find a bunch of mud and some tough to navigate bogs. A couple short steep hills make for a fun ride. Trail head is behind equestrian parking near soccer field.

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Theejuicer on December 17, 2013
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Review: Mostly double track that stays wet a long time after it rains. Climbs are short but tough.

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jezones on July 19, 2013
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Review: I ride this trail 3 to 4 times a week because its only 2 miles from my house. The blue trail is basic double track for about 1 mile and is really only used to get to the yellow trail. The yellow trail is two different trails, the back side that runs along the property line is pretty much a swamp and takes a good two weeks without rain to dry up. The other half is mostly dry with a mixture of sand, rocks, and clay. The whole yellow trail loop runs for a little more than 2.5 miles. The red trail is the real beast of boundary waters. It runs for about 5.5 miles up some really steep hills and ruff terrain. The trails were really made for horses and runners so biking can be a challenge at some points. The forest is still pretty wild so you will see all sorts of creatures while riding. Deer, rabbits, chipmunks, snakes, squirrels its a wild trail. They have recently finished a 1.5 mile paved trail that goes around the lake, I pretty much use it to get to other trails. When I ride I usually combine the marked trails and the unmarked trails and have developed a 9.5 mile loop. Lots of free parking, Douglas county park patrol is always patrolling the area and the trails are usually kept up pretty well. It's a great place to ride if you want a good workout. Just be prepared to have to wash your bike after every ride, fun stuff.

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StreakMTB on July 22, 2012
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Review: This trail, as described, is nearly entirely doubletrack or old fire road. You can definitely get going fast on the flat sections. The climbs are some of the most savage I've encountered as they are not really designed for bikes and frequently go straight up. If you're in the mood for that kind of riding, it's a pretty good place for what it is. If you are looking for sweet flowy singletrack, this is NOT the place. I'd suggest going when it is rather dry - it is unpacked bare dirt, so you lose a lot of speed when it is moist as you sink in a bit.

Similar Trail: Fire Roads

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brcjacks on July 14, 2012
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Review: definately not closed. Riding is good. Smooth, fast and tough of you do the red climbs.

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mottaboo on January 7, 2012
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Review: This is a horse trail first so watch out for the poop. Mostly double track with some good up and down hills. This is the closest trail to me and I like to use it for quick workouts. The red trail has the hills, while the blue and yellow are primarily flat.

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buster110 on August 25, 2011
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Review: I use this trail, since it's the closest southside trail... Unless you are completely out of shape, or want some cross training, park near the lake and head straight to the red trail, which I would rank more towards the intermediate side only because of the climbs, which number around 5 or 6.(primary and secondary trails with a variety of trail surfaces. (Rock, gravel, sand, dirt, roots, ruts) and a couple of very fast downhills. Since it's doubletrack you can really fly. It maybe doubletrack, but you'd be hard pressed to find better climbing in the metro area. HORSES... You are in horse country and these trails WERE built for horses and they are allowing mtb, so please work with each other. Many of the horses there are not used to bikes, so my advice is to give way to them. If you go early on the weekends or anytime during the week, you won't run into them, so keep that in mind. Also the sooner you get to the red trail, the less likely you will see anyone or anything period... well except for deer and rabbits. For that reason, I would go to this trail over Sope Creek, any day.

* Review edited 11/4/2011

Similar Trail: Sope Creek, McIntosh, the Beach at Jonesboro.

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rayers on August 10, 2011
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Review: Not as enjoyable as MacIntosh to me. There are some good hills for climbing, but almost no techinical stuff

Similar Trail: MacIntosh Park

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brcjacks on March 10, 2011
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Review: These trails are fairly new and built by the county and it seems without much input from the biker community. I'd like to spend some time in there cutting some more technical trails. What's there is fun and can be good workout on the red trail. Some trails run parallel to the river giving a nice view for a bit. Lot's of free parking and tails maps posted at several of the trail intersections. Mostly all double-track but a good amount of trails.

Similar Trail: Clinton Nature preserve isn't far. You could double up and do both of these areas on a Saturday.

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GoldenGoose on February 8, 2011
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Review: 9-10 miles of legal doubletrack within 30 minutes of Atlanta. If you live ITP in Atlanta, I know I just got your attention. About 40% of the trails out here are beginner level but the red trail is easily be rated intermediate and could even be advanced if you really pounded out the climbs. Good, quick elevation change in the red loop. Trails see little use by bikes but there are apparently a couple of equestrian riders who frequent the area judging by the horse manure in spots. Luckily they haven't destroyed the trails. If you are nearby, you owe it to yourself to check this one out.

Similar Trail: Sope Creek

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