Burke Lake

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.11 out of 5
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Beginner
4.0
miles

Doubletrack
↑ 400 ft
↓ 100 ft
340
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Trail that loops around the lake. You could add it to the trail that attaches to South Run Park and make it about an 8 mile easy ride. There are also some single track trails off into the woods. Not technical.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (9)
 

Granny Gear

September 22, 2016
ltdan12a Granny Gear  
 
Review: Scenic loop around Burke Lake. Trail is wide, gravel. no big elevation changes. Good for beginners and families with children!




Gnarly

May 15, 2015
Mateo Juez Gnarly  
 
Review: this is not a MTB trail.
That said, it's a really fun, wide, somewhat loose gravel, multi-use trail that you can blast around. Obvs, you'll want to go at non-peak use times since there are a ton of walkers/hikers/etc. and there are a lot of signs posted "cyclists: control your speed" but I'm assuming they're for little kids who run into people. if you're in the area, looking for some fast cardio, or are looking to ride with someone who isn't ready for real singletrack, this is a great pre-beginner trail. it's not singletrack, there are no obstacles or technical sections (unless you count the other trail users) to speak of. still, it's a fun ride and a cool park with loads of other activities to do. There is a "fitness circuit" that is designed for runners, where you run from station to station and you have an exercise you perform at each one (pull-ups, balance beam, gymnastics rings, jump boxes, etc,) that I imagine you could turn your bike ride into some HIIT.




Trailblazer

May 24, 2014
 
Review: nice beginner trail with only 1 major hill and park. You could go have ice cream at the ice cream parlor on a hot day or do other activities like Frisbee golf. A portion between the dam and the marina is paved.

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Gnarly

October 25, 2011
jfigel76 Gnarly  
 
Review: LOTS of people here walking their dogs, trail running, and biking. Go on off hours, off days for fastest riding. Lots of access points around the lake. Flat, level and not technical at all.




Poseur

September 23, 2011
GWLII Poseur  
 
Review: Nice little trail; however, you need to ride this trail early morning on the weekend since there are a lot of walkers and joggers after 8 or 8:30 in the morning.




Poseur

September 23, 2011
GWLII Poseur  
 
Review: Nice little trail; however, you need to ride this trail early morning on the weekend since there are a lot of walkers and joggers after 8 or 8:30 in the morning.




Epic

July 14, 2010
 
Review: This isn't a mountain bike trail but it is good for going on a ride with the family or girlfriend, etc. I rode the loop on a Monday afternoon and the place was packed with people walking and jogging. I can't imagine how packed it would be on the weekend. No obstacles, climbs, or challenges in general to speak of. It'd be a good cruise if it wasn't for all the people. I gave it a 2 because there is nice lake scenery.




Epic


November 10, 2008
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: The loop around the lake is 4.5 miles of wide-enough-to-drive-a-semi, flat-as-your-kitchen-table, less-obstacles-than-a-handicapped ramp bliss that you will share with thundering hordes of hikers, runners, dog-walkers, and mommies pushing strollers. I wouldn't even take a noob here for his very first off-road ride; he'd respond by becoming a roadie! There's absolutely nothing here that points to the joys of mountain biking, even for the timid.

Similar Trail: If you're new to the sport, head for Wakefield, if not, head for Fountainhead






May 2, 2005
Guest   
 
Review: Basic trail. No technicalities. Good cruise. You can bring your cyclocross bike.



Burke Lake MTB Trail 3.11 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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