Hillside Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.22 out of 5
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Intermediate
6.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,000 ft
↓ 800 ft
958
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
The trail is CURVY with jumps and other obstacles. There are arrows marking where to go on the paths and there level of difficulty.
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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: Can I walk the trail -Guest

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Reviews (23)
 

Gramcounter


October 31, 2018
 
Review: Clean trails. No leaves. MORC is doing a great job.

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Granny Gear

August 22, 2018
Motoman587 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome trails. Really flowed well, has good inclines and declines and great rollers to pump!

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Bunny Hop

September 21, 2017
dex8425 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This review is for the trail as off fall 2017. I've been there a couple times. MORC is now in charge of maintaining the trails, and they are working on the trails quite a bit. There are a couple fun technical obstacles here, including one cool drop, one fun rock garden descent, a log skinny, and some jumps down the powerline descent. That said, the rest of the trail really doesn't flow well. There is a ton of sand. Pretty much at the bottom of every hill there is a 180 degree turn with beach-like sand consistency. This is not very fun. It seems like the uphills are as long as possible and the downhills are made to be as slow as possible. I would appreciate more Elm Creek like flow, where you can actually maintain speed sometimes. I don't mind the roots here, those are fun, and this is not a machine cut trail, which is welcome in the Twin Cities area. If you're in the area and tired of Elm Creek, go check it out, otherwise it's not worth the drive at this point.

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Gnarly


June 25, 2017
jasfoto Gnarly  
 
Review: An old-school trail that needs a lot of love. I found this trail hard to navigate (poor signage) and not very fun to ride. Wash outs, roots, not much flow at all. Looks and rides like it hasn't been maintained very well. Would not take a beginner rider here for sure. I believe MORC has taken over management and it looks like the have some trails under construction so I think the future is bright, but I'll give it a year or so before going back. I gave it 3 stars based on potential.

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Trailblazer


June 1, 2016
kwilly Trailblazer  
 
Review: Yuck. Too many tree roots

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Bunny Hop

May 3, 2016
Zach29 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: When you ride this it doesn't feel like you climb much there are a bunch of fun obstacles that get you sidetracked

Similar Trail: Elm Creek

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Bunny Hop

November 16, 2015
hystiker Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Highly technical, probably the most challenging track in the Twin Cities. A lot of steep climbs over loose rocks and roots. Nice big drops and lots of switchbacks.

Similar Trail: Battle Creek

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Bunny Hop

August 21, 2015
djoshquay Bunny Hop  
 
Review: One lap at Hillside wears me out about as much as one lap at Elm Creek. Most of it is a decent challenge but there are many spots where I'm not sure how ANYBODY could climb the roots and ruts, but I'm sure some of the best can do it. It's poorly maintained and sandy. However, some parts are very fast and flowey. I'm not much of a technical rider, but I do enjoy the technical challenge that Hillside offers. I would rate it higher if the trails were better maintained and didn't turn into rivers and wash out when it rains.

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Trailblazer

June 8, 2015
SpareRow Trailblazer  
 
Review: Positives: Fun obstacles especially for the space they have. I see now why it is called "Hillside" because there is a decent amount of climbing, add in all the roots and it can make for some relatively technical climbs. Great use of spaces, it seemed like I was going up or down hill 90% of the time.

Negatives: A lot of the corners are sandy, bad course communication, there was a race that day I didn't find out till I got there, to find out half the course was closed, which wouldn't be a big deal but considering you have to pay it is a little upsetting. Especially because you do not have to pay to use any of the MORC trails, but I may just be spoiled.

All in all, I will definitely be returning, particularly to see the other half of the course.

Similar Trail: Theodore Wirth

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Trailblazer

April 2, 2015
rsgreening Trailblazer  
 
Review: Always have a great time on this trail. The sandy corners are tough but a great challenge. You can wear yourself out in one lap if you pedal hard enough.

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Hillside Park MTB Trail 4.22 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. 23 user reviews.
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