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Level: Beginner
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +177/192 ft
Total: 35 riders
 

Mountain Biking Mendota/Ft Snelling

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#89 of 131 mountain bike trails in Minnesota
#10,139 in the world

Flat, singletrack with good views of the river.

First added by TrailAPI on May 14, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
There are two starting points to the Mendota trail: The town of Mendota, and the Cedar Avenue bridge.

In Mendota, head north from the main street (Highway 13, or First Street), and go north to "D" street. Follow it to the end. Enter Fort Snelling Park under an old railroad trestle. Head to your left. A good place to park is a small parking lot just up the hill, on the north side of First street, and just south of St. Peter's church.

To get to the other trailhead, use Silver Bell to exit Highway 13 in Eagan. Continue to Nichols road and take it until met meets the Cedar Avenue (MN-77) bridge.
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  • stumpyfsr   ✓ supporter
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    I rode this so called trail about two years ago. There's no signs, neither map of the trail. A mix of singletrack and gravel paths. Hard to say if there's a 7 miles in it. If you've got nothing to do and tried every other trail in the Twin Cities, give it a try. Could be connected with River Bottoms for more entertainment.

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