Afton Alps Ski Area

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AVERAGE RATING
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2.43 out of 5
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7
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
948
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
7.5 miles of beautiful singletrack. Nice mix of wooded technical riding and fast open meadows. Great views and wildlife. Just remember that all the wild downhill is followed by a gut wreching climb out.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: is it open for mtb as of may 2016 -Guest

A: It is open for 2017 season

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Recent Trail Check-ins     (5 total check-ins)
  mrapvdh   on Mar 25, 2018
  stumpyfsr   on Jul 23, 2017
  kjpg_DB4L   on May 30, 2015
  miahbike   on Jul 21, 2014
  GrantF   on Aug 24, 2013
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Reviews (8)
 

Epic


July 28, 2017
 
Review: not worth the $7 entry. While the scenery is awesome it is 80% climbing an crossing ski slope grass with what little trail there is largely off camber, weird none mtb stuff. I like a good suffer fest as much as the next guy but this is a suffer fest rewarded with more suffering and a few seconds of fun. learly the mtb course is an after thought. the trail has also been changed from what's here on singletracks and from map available at pro shop, and not for the better

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July 23, 2017
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
 
Review: 2 stars for trail is being here. It's the worst place to spend $7. Go to Levis Mounds and for the same money you get the same tough climbing with excellent singletrack.

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Granny Gear

June 27, 2017
bstrub Granny Gear  
 
Review: Afton Alps re-opened June, 2017. The trail is now about 5 miles with a mix of difficulty, but overall this is an advanced tail due to the climbs. Some the the "trail" is the ski slope that was has cut grass. This is not the most fun place to ride and does not compare to the bike parks out west or the trails maintained my MORC. However, it is the only place to really challenge your long, steep climbing endurance and is a great training ground. Afton Alps / Vail Resorts could turn this into the best trail in the Twin Cities with some investment of time and money. I will continue to ride without these improvements because it was obvious that I could use the strength training / hill endurance that is needed for my riding.

Similar Trail: None

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August 24, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: This place is closed for mountain biking. They will not reopen it because of local free trails nearby.

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Granny Gear

May 20, 2016
Murphdog22 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Matt I was going to head here soon and check it out. So your saying don't go?

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Granny Gear

June 6, 2015
 
Review: Unfortunately, this advance trail is no longer open for Mountain Biking. 6/5/15

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Granny Gear

August 24, 2013
GrantF Granny Gear  
 
Review: I'm hesitant to give Afton a bad review since I'm new to mountain biking and others might find this place great! There were many rewarding downhill runs yet quite a bit of it I had to walk because I couldn't

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Granny Gear

August 3, 2013
Brandan Granny Gear  
 
Review: Has a lot of climbing for a minnesota trail but the downhills are worth it. climbs are not to technical, where the downhills are Id say if you consider yourself a intermediate to advances rider you could get away clean of the tech sections.

Similar Trail: Buck Hill

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Afton Alps Ski Area MTB Trail 2.43 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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