North Cooper Lake Park Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.17 out of 5
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Beginner
3.0
miles

Singletrack
1,889
elevation (ft)

Loop
0:40
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
As of July 7, 2019, the main/official trail is closed for construction of additional trails. The main trail entrance is roped off with caution tape. The other non-official trails are still accessible by the trailhead that starts near the entrance of the park.

The Main loop is a Bi-directional trail that is .75 miles long with some decent climbing and some fun and easy descents. The main loop is a good place to take a beginner as it will show them some decent mountain biking without it being to hard where they will hate the sport. There is now a fork in the trail about half way through the main loop which you cant miss although there is no sign. Once you take the fork there can be some two way traffic in that section as when you return you must take that connector. Once you have finished there is some technical punchy climbs and a wooden feature. I have found the best route is to take the right all the way to the top of the hill as you will be pretty much parallel to the road. Once at the top just take the single-track on the left and enjoy your hard work. Go down to the creek relax a little and then begin the climb to the main loop.
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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: I saw a news story about development plans for this park, to be decided by 9/2018. I'm looking to buy a house that appears to border this park and it would be awesome to have backyard MTB access! (and to work w/local riders to maintain trails easily!) Can anyone give me updates on what's happening with this park? -PartsPProf

A: I saw that news story as well, but I wasn't able to attend any of the public meetings about the plans. I ride the park fairly regularly, and I haven't seen any changes there yet, and nothing seems to be posted around there either. Hopefully we'll get some updates in the next month or so.

pkrohnert answered on August 23, 2018. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: What time does park open -Guest

A: Park used to have a gate that was only open durning daylight hours. The gate is gone now, but there are still a couple signs referencing daylight hour usage.

pkrohnert answered on June 25, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (17)
 

Gnarly


July 9, 2019
pkrohnert Gnarly  
 
Review: Trail is currently closed for construction, as of July 9, 2019. I ride there fairly frequently, I'll post an update when I see that it's open again.

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Gramcounter

April 13, 2018
 
Review: The main loop is a short beginner loop. The split off to the right (Tuesday) changes to intermediate. There are bridges, and punchy hills. All the side trails seem to run into someone's back yard or dead end into a street. Some how I was able to get in three miles w/o a dog chasing me or someone yelling at me from their kitchen window.

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Gnarly


December 19, 2017
pkrohnert Gnarly  
 
Review: Someone has blown the leaves off of the first half of the right (Sun-Tue-Wed-Fri) loop, it's in great shape. The second half is covered in leaves, but I wasn't having any traction issues. The last time I rode the other trails that loop around the other side of the park (a month ago?), they were getting pretty sketchy.

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Gnarly


June 25, 2017
pkrohnert Gnarly  
 
Review: Fun little loop, close to home. As BobATL said, the bridge at the entrance is composite not wood - I had a minor incident there too. The other two bridges on the trail are also fairly slippery when damp, use caution. I've been riding it fairly early in the morning on the weekends - keep an eye out for a little tortoise that seems to hang out right on the trail.

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Granny Gear

June 12, 2017
BobATL Granny Gear  
 
Review: Didn't expect the bridge to be composite not wood at the entrance :( ... crashed .. then the main trail needs clearing badly... poison oak is overgrown ... SORBA time! We feel this is slightly above Blankets Creek and give it intermediate more than beginner...

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Granny Gear

June 7, 2017
mitari Granny Gear  
 
Review: Pretty fun trail near my house. The main loop is really clear with some fun but easy elevation changes. There is a new part to the trail that is not very well marked but very fun with some really punchy climbs and some good obstacles. It was in need of a little work but not too bad. All they need to do is better signs and a little maintenance and it will be a great trail.

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Gramcounter

June 6, 2017
 
Review: I reviewed back in 2013. Just noted. I thought I would update the review. The N. Cooper Lake park gets quite a bit more foot traffic these days so the trail is a bit more worn. I have mostly been using the trail as a hiking trail. If you start on the Eastern side of the park near a big cut down tree you will find a trail that loops around the backside of the park behind the retention pond. It connects with the short section with the bridges. Overall I can get a solid 1 1/2 hike with some pretty decent elevation changes. I have no idea how people traverse some of the trail sections on a mt bike but more power to them if they do.

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May 22, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: There is something that others didn't list here. An offshoot more advanced trail to the right. Doesn't look that official but someone got creative. Worth checking out but my brakes started to fail.

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Gramcounter

April 27, 2016
hammerite Gramcounter  
 
Review: I use this trail for getting a quick 30 minutes of exercise in when I don't have much time. I live nearby so it happens to be easy for me to get to. The main 0.75 mile loop is clearly marked, and very wide in some sections. There are 2 very over-built wooden bridges on that section, but it still has some fun sweeping elevation in its short distance. If you look for the off shoots, there is another section of trail maintained by a neighbor which offers more challenge. This side of the trail is setup like a ladder with 3 side to side trails connected by the two up/down trails, so you can mix and match and make your workout unique.

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Gramcounter

March 30, 2015
 
Review: The only reason I gave it a 4 is that its good for what it is. This is a 3/4 mile track that isn't maintained by any SORBA agency. There are some side trails that were made by a local rider, but some have been chained off by property owners. Counter clockwise offers a decent climb, and two bridges as well. Dog walkers out number riders 5 to 1, as I've never seen anyone else on the trail with me. This is probably a beginner trail, but not difficult for an intermediate or advanced rider, but if you need a quick fix its not bad. There's also no limit on how many loops you can make, but you'll get bored before any real mileage kicks in.

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North Cooper Lake Park Trail MTB Trail 3.17 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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