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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +517/343 ft
Total: 48 riders
 

Mountain Biking Eastwood Trails

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#101 of 131 mountain bike trails in Minnesota
#10,924 in the world

This route has paths for all skill levels. It is a single track and has lots of turns. Most of it is in the woods but some comes out into a meadow. One flaw is that you can hear the cars and highway most, if not all of the time. It is fun and if you want some challenges they are definately there.

First added by leedham.lisa on Jun 26, 2010. Last updated Apr 28, 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
From the cities take Highway 52 south into Rochester. Take US 14 east exit (it comes after US 14 west). Go through a ton of stop lights and it will be on the right. Their are multiple starting areas to different difficulties of trails. One trail head starts at the picnic shelter on the west end of the park, this one will lead you to the rest of the trails there.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Rochester, Minnesota

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  • KellisBooth
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    It's the anti-flow trail. The zero momentum, sandy turns, overgrown sections, chaotic system.

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  • stumpyfsr   ✓ supporter
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    Cool little network. Sandy, rocky, rooted and with technical features thrown here and there. Nothin too difficult for any intermediate rider

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  • Scott737   ✓ supporter
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    I agreed with others who made the comments on review. I can see that it's ideal for beginner who want to upgrade into intermediate level, it's a good start for the beginners. There's some segments that need some trimming such as hanging over plants and tree branches. There's a lot of sharp thorns from Russian kind plants scratched my skins and pulled my clothes.... Since I have rode over 20 intermediate levels trails, I rated this as okay...not so great but fun enough for a quick ride.

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  • JF37
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    Portions of the trail are very tight and technical with fast descents followed by quick corners and steep climbs. A few other portions of the trail are less challenging, overall a good balance and a well maintained trail.

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  • Willy W
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    I really enjoyed this trail. Lots of switchbacks & ups & downs through thick forest. Various features of varying difficulty with a nice park on top in meadow. Nothing too difficult, just a lot of fun!

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  • hanry
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    This is the first time I've been on this trail, I wasn't overly impressed but it was still pretty decent. I didn't get a chance to see the whole trail, ran out of light, but the parts I did see had quite a few small branches hanging over the trail and there was no other option besides taking a hit. Some of the corners were sandy too. Other than that the consistency of the dirt was great. I would definitely recommend this trail for a beginner. It's a good place to work on skills. I'd go back.

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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter
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    A very nice trail inside city limits. A few turns had some sand and silt in them and it could use some mowing in a few sections, but it's a great trail with a decent amount of climbing.
    The top section seems a bit long because it's out in the open but it was a great area to let it rip. The skills section up there was a BLAST also. Log pile, into a teeter totter into an elevated skinny along with a few other log skinnies. And it was all easily loopable.
    It's mostly directional but I did have some issues finding the trail again after the grass sections by baseball fields.

    If you're in the area, it's definitely worth the trip. I drove just over an hour to get there.

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter
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    I liked it. It is very twisty. There're a tun of switchbacks, especially In the NW quadrant, which is the first part of the trail after starting in the middle. The park is shared with xc ski trail, that the bike trail crosses occasionally and can use as bail out. Except for the part out on the grass the trail pretty much goes up or down the whole time, and it was a good cardio challenge for an old guy. It's marked for one way. Lots of little features like log tops teeter totter, skinnie things and a table drop, and log piles. The bottom switch backs tend to be loose sandy/silty. Just when I thought It was about to end, well it was, but not before routeing 3 round trips up and down the E end hill. Very nice, place for a park in town.* Review edited 7/18/2012

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  • Daswin
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    This was e first trail I have tried out and it was a lot of fun. There were portions where the weeds were very thick and close to the trail so I would recommend pants, as some of the weeds were blackberries.

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  • cnote678
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    Pretty boring singletrack. They basically made a trail through the forest that winds around itself about a thousand times. One moderate climb, the rest is easy unexciting rolling. There are a few randomly placed bridges, but they're not enough to make this trail worth visiting unless you live in town. The only good thing I can say is that you could work on your leaning and maintaining speed through tight curves.

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