May 2, 2016
The trail is a great place to learn to mountain bike and gain confidence as well as a place for the more experienced to have fun and hone some skills. The trail can feel fairly short after several times of riding but the trail is designed to loop for continuous riding. The new "prairie" section of the long loop is a little rough (Like bumpy, just needs to be ridden) and can be slightly confusing but the Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMB), the local IMBA chapter, is doing a fantastic job with turning it into a beautiful, flowing trail. With the introduction of the skills park area designed to help build a wide range of trail skills and the new long loop reroute, Kiwanis is turning into a great local trail!