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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +271/ -243 ft
Total: 45 riders

Mountain Biking Calvin Crest

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#3 of 35 mountain bike trails in Nebraska
#1,281 in the world

Calvin Crest mtb trail is located on the bluffs of the Platte River. 95% of the trail is in deciduous pine and cedar trees. The trail starts at the top of the bluff and rolls down and up drainage to a center spine of cedars about a mile in length. Then it climbs out to the top of the bluff where five switchbacks take users down the 100' bluff face to the river bottom. At the bottom is a 30' cable suspension bridge that allows users to cross drainage  (bikes need to go single-file one at a time). The trail continues along the Platte River bank before turning inland for a quarter mile climb up the bluff face, then a few more switchback climbs before riding a cabin sidewalk back to the parking lot.

First added by on Aug 20, 2012. Last updated May 9, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take Hwy 77 south out of Fremont then head west on Hwy 109. Turn north onto County Road 13 and follow to the end, which will be Camp Calvin Crest. Park in the lot with the basketball hoop.
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Leaf-covered (on Nov 5, 2019)
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  • Patrick Jensen

    I love this trail. It is the right amount of climbing and flow to keep me coming back over and over again. Very pretty scenery by the river and the trail is well maintained. Thank you THOR - Trails Have Our Respect. If you are riding here think about donating http://trailshaveourrespect.org/donations

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  • agirlcyclist

    Best trail in Nebraska. Flowy, up and down, back and forth, fun and fast, a more challenging section for some, others can skip for an easier ride. Might be difficult to find trail head if you are new to area, but once inside you can't really get lost in the one way trail. I would consider it a blue trail. Beginners will get a lung workout. May be closed on some days for special events as this is on private land at Camp Calvin Crest.

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  • c-hawkzROLL

    what a beautiful area. This is the first time I've ridden this trail. The leafs had changed color and fallen which made it slick in a few climbs but it was worth it for the views. The ride along the river was a great addition. I stopped in a view places to take photos.
    A great ride , I will definitely come back. I can't wait to do it when everything is green and dry.

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  • cspargen

    Calvin Crest is arguably the best trail in Nebraska. It is situated in hills next to the Platte River, near Fremont, NE. With 450-500 foot of vertical over 5.8 miles, there is not a ton of climbing involved, just flowy goodness! There are a few smaller drops (more like rollers) scattered throughout the trail that are great for intermediate riders to help develop comfort in the air. THOR, the local trail advocacy group, has done a great job of developing this trail system.

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  • TobySchneider

    Great trail why go any where else

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  • *****

    What a great single track!! Well taken care of. Unfortunately I didn't have my bike but I did run the course. Fun, flowing and fast. Some good climbs with rewarding sections. Look forward to riding it soon!

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  • tbabel

    Rode this trail Oct 9. It's a well maintained and marked trail. There are a couple of jumps, a roller coaster hill and an awesome section of switchbacks descending downhill. Plenty of climbing too! There is a section marked difficult or one can choose the easy option. The difficult section stays true to the "marker". This trail is awesome!

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  • K-Log

    Awesome trail! Has some jumps, bridges, roller coaster up & downs. I've rode it a few times and love it. A good workout! Harder climbs and some exhilarating downhills. Enjoy!!

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  • GTXC4

    Rode this on 29 June 2013. Was a blast. Other than the trail needing to be marked a little better in just a few spots, it was easy to follow. Following the actual trail isn't bad at all. There are tight switchbacks, whoops, drops and climbs. There are also a few bridges and berms. You don't have to walk across the suspention bridge, if you go straight the trail takes you around it. One drop was a pretty steep freefall for a ways. There is an easy route or a difficult, take difficult, it's more fun. Will go out and ride again. Well maintained trail. I'll take photos next time.

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