Elm Creek Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.56 out of 5
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Intermediate
13.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 600 ft
↓ 500 ft
863
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
This is a great trail for the whole family. I saw fathers and grandfathers out with their children and grandkids showing them the ropes of Mountain Biking. This trail was completed this summer (2011) and doesn't have a lot of technical features but it rolls quickly and in ome sections your bike can get away from you if you carry too much speed around the corners. Just be careful as there were children out on BMX bikes and geared 20" mountain bikes as well.

I use the beginner loop as a warmup (about 2 1/2 miles), and then ride on to the intermediate loop which eventually connects to the advanced loop. To hit every bit of singletrack in a day you will need to re-ride a few sections but it is all very fun.
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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: Trailhead address -Guest

A: 1688 W Hayden Lake Rd, Champlin, MN 55316

Nick Oetken answered on October 2, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Trail open today? 8-13-2016 -Guest

A: Check here for trail condition updates. http://www.morcmtb.org/forums/trailconditions.php

Nick Oetken answered on October 2, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Granny Gear

November 11, 2018
Moiyster Granny Gear  
 
Review: My favorite trail system in the metro area. Good variety difficulty and scenery, well designed singletrack, fun features. I've seen deer on the trails often. Only thing to be aware of is there can be groups of newbies going slowly.

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Gramcounter


May 9, 2018
 
Review: Was good but got caught in a shower that really slicken the track..

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Gramcounter


February 15, 2018
tsunami8 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Awesome trial for winter fat biking. Very smooth flowing. Love the roller coasting section towards the end. Climbing is not as intense and doesn't have as much variety as Lebanon does. Since all obstacles have a by-pass route the intermediate section is like an advance beginners; no bumps just sharp flat corners and mild up/down hill.

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Trailblazer


January 2, 2018
Brandon M Trailblazer  
 
Review: Wonderful conditions on a Chilly day!

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Granny Gear

September 26, 2017
 
Review: Fantastic trail to take any experience rider. You can get as much of everything that you want. Less experienced riders will also have a good time. The offshoot obstacles/ skills are the best.

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Gramcounter

September 4, 2017
 
Review: Not much elevation. Lots of tight twists and turns. Smooth as a baby's bottom with some fun technical features.

Similar Trail: Murphy

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Granny Gear

January 28, 2017
 
Review: This is my favorite trail in the cities great flow fun obstacles. Only thing it needs is a skills area similar to Leb and it would be perfect.

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Granny Gear

September 17, 2016
 
Review: Miles of beautiful, varied scenery and a very fun ride.

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Bunny Hop

September 5, 2016
Mackinab Bunny Hop  
 
Review: really an excellent course. has a nice set of steps up in terms of difficulty. Usually dries out quickly. Love the overall location, and the access to paved trails

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August 24, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Most prairie biking until you get to the advanced stuff. Hard to find the trail head in such a large park.

Similar Trail: Theo Wirth

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Elm Creek Park MTB Trail 4.56 out of 5 based on 42 ratings. 42 user reviews.
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