Bertram Chain of Lakes Trail

4.36 out of 5
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↑ 800 ft
↓ 800 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
From the MORC website:

Bertram can probably be called MORC's newest "old" trail. The Bertram Singletrack Trail (aka: "The Y" or "Camp Manitou") dates back to the beginning of mtb trail riding in the twin-cities area. Now that Bertram has become a MORC supported trail look for this park to develop into one of the most exciting destinations in the MORC family of trails.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (145 total check-ins)
  Brandon M   on Sep 7, 2019
  Green Bomber   on Aug 1, 2019
  Chris Lammers   on Jul 23, 2019
  Brandon M   on Jul 21, 2019
  Nicole Butler   on Jul 4, 2019
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Reviews (14)


October 31, 2018
Review: Trails were good but a little leave covered. MORC is doing a great job though.


September 6, 2017
Brandon M Trailblazer  
Review: Fun twisty trail, and one of the fastest trails in the area to dry out and be open after a rain! It's an easy ride at a slow/mellow pace, or it can be a great workout if you push yourself for a PR. Also nice that there are several options for the length of the ride, from about 4 miles up to about 14 miles now with the newest section added. Great year round trail!

Similar Trail: In certain areas Elm Creek and Lake Rebecca


June 25, 2017
jasfoto Gnarly  
Review: Fun, Flowy singletrack. Very beginner friendly. I found the trail to be fun and fast but it's not overly challenging. Put the pedal to metal if you want. Very well maintained, with great visibility and signage. There are some features located here and there along the trail for testing advanced riders too. Nice ride around a chain of small lakes with a couple bridge crossings. Will ride there again!

Similar Trail: Lake Rebecca


May 23, 2017
dgw2jr Singletrack  
Review: This trail is as good or better than any of the metro area trails with the added benefit of actually having somewhere to park! The first mile right out of the parking lot is a riot!

Similar Trail: Cuyuna

Granny Gear

July 26, 2016
akamish Granny Gear  
Review: Solid trail for the area. There's not much geography to play with here, so props to the trail crew who put this together.

Nothing sustained, but lots of short punchy climbs. A buddy and I thought we'd rip one lap (about 7 miles) on our way back up to Saint Cloud from the Twin Cities. It took us like an hour and a half!


July 13, 2016
Scott737 Doubletrack  
Review: Map misinformation led me to here accidentally. However, I'm truly glad that I did and enjoyed it a lot. It has a 9 long miles of almost everything we need to make it fun riding. It would be 5 stars for me, but I placed 4 because there's couple of fallen trees and branches from the storm which hasn't been cleared up yet. That's only little pest part.


July 5, 2016
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
Review: 4 stars only because there're some better trails in MN. Otherwise very fun, fast and twisty trail with natural and man-made obstacles thrown around to keep rider entertained. Maintained very well and I would definitely come ride it again.


May 25, 2016
DOC763 Gramcounter  
Review: It's an absolute blast out here. Nice trails. Nice riders.


May 10, 2016
DOC763 Gramcounter  
Review: I have a ride every time I go out there. Great scenery, fun trails and maintained trails

Granny Gear

January 31, 2016
jac Granny Gear  
Review: Great ride today but a little icy in patches. And snow is certainly melting.

Bertram Chain of Lakes Trail MTB Trail 4.36 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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