Jail Trail

3.73 out of 5
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↑ 1,500 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This is a descent trail area. Main loop is 3 miles with side loops that are the more difficult parts in theory. A few do have difficult bits and there is some elevation
change but the area is mostly flat. They got some good flow for what they have to
work with.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (1)
System Trails (1)
North Loop
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (49 total check-ins)
  Barty9   on Sep 19, 2018
  DOC763   on Jun 23, 2018
  vikings916   on Oct 9, 2017
  blarson   on Sep 10, 2017
  Brian Zeilinger   on Sep 9, 2017
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Reviews (9)

Granny Gear

July 29, 2017
Review: The trail was quite fun, with a few jumps, lots of switchbacks and one steep drop on the right of a Y cross (my dad sprained his finger on that one!) The expert sections were all pretty hard, and overall no complaints.


August 7, 2016
jasfoto Gnarly  
Review: Raced the Jail Trail today as part of the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series. Enjoyed the trail. Felt fast today. Pretty flat with tight tree lined trails and lots of tight turns. The section we section wasn't very technical. System seems well maintain and marked. Wouldn't drive a long way to ride but worth a stop if you're in the area.


July 5, 2016
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
Review: Best trail I found in St Cloud. Easy loop is twisty fun ride with part being closed due to construction. The Expert spurs are ridden less which makes it even more challenging and fun. Definitely worth of checking out if you're in the area.

Granny Gear

September 15, 2015
Snetter Granny Gear  
Review: Great trail for the area, good beginner to intermediate rider trail. Most corners are tight so it can be hard to carry speed and a couple turns are covered in loose sand so you just need to look out on a few corner so you don't lose the front end.

Granny Gear

July 14, 2013
schmidty56 Granny Gear  
Review: Good trail to start on the trail is in good condition but bring your bug spray


May 10, 2013
Review: The "Jail Trail" (a.k.a. "North Loop") is 7 miles of super fun, very tight, twisty dirt singletrack, just across the river from downtown St. Cloud. These are very narrow trails - there are several spots where wider handlebars nick a tree on each side. No sustained climbs - most of the trail is relatively flat, with shorter/punchier climbs. It's very fun to attempt to ride this trail as fast as possible, given its narrowness. The main loop has a few rocky sections and some very rooty sections, as well as about a half-dozen short optional-lines: technical rock gardens, drops, etc. There is also one longer expert trail ("Twisted Sister") that weaves you trough some extremely tight turns and very rocky terrain. This trail is an absolute blast, and very well maintained!

Granny Gear

October 4, 2012
metz4 Granny Gear  
Review: A fun, fast set of trails! I really enjoy the couple expert sections but the flowy single track is awesome too. I wish they were a little longer and not as dug out in somespots but overall they are really enjoyable, fast trails that I'd recommend to anyone.

Granny Gear

June 30, 2012
metz4 Granny Gear  
Review: It's a fun short trail! Good choice for a quick ride. I think a little better maintaining would help. I like the range of technical options because you have the choice to skip them if your not ready yet. Overall a nice trail that I'd reccomend to anyone.


May 3, 2012
Review: This is a bunch of super fast, fairly flowy, but not really a lot of hills but some. That's not to say that I cleaned the whole thing, I emerged dirty, bloodied, winded and sweaty. That's right, had a ball.

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