May 10, 2013
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!