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Level: Beginner
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 7 riders
 

Mountain Biking North Loop

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#78 of 136 mountain bike trails in Minnesota
#6,117 in the world

Tight singletrack with some climbs.

First added by TrailAPI on May 14, 2014. Last updated May 1, 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
Highway 10 from the North: Take Hwy 10 into St. Cloud, take a right at the lights on 15th Ave SE (by Culvers). Follow 15th over the tracks and go straight at the 4 way stop. As you come up a small hill the trail will be in the woods on your left. Just past the top of the hill, at the edge of the open field on the left, will be a sign "North Loop". The single track starts just behind the sign to the left. You can park on the street (15th Ave).

Interstate 94 from south: Interstate 94 West to Clearwater, take exit 178 for MN-24 toward Annandale/Clearwater, Turn right onto MN-24 N, follow for 3.8 miles. Turn left onto US-10 W and follow for 8.6 miles. Turn left onto Minnesota Blvd, follow for 1.1 miles. Take the 1st right onto 15th Ave SE. Trail head is 300' on right. This will save you a trip through town! .
Highway 10 from the South: Take Hwy 10 towards St. Cloud, take a left on Minnesota Blvd which is the corner where the Penitentiary resides (aka big granite wall). Follow Minnesota Blvd until the 4 way stop and take a right. The trail head is on your right at the edge of the small field where the trees start. Look for the "North Loop" sign. The singletrack starts behind it to the left. You can park on 15th Ave.
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Wet (on Jun 2, 2015)
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  • lizsmith
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    This trail needs to be marked WAY better, so users can stay on the trail they deem their skill level to be. It's quite easy to get off the north loop and on to the very difficult trail that can damage both rider and bike.

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  • stumpyfsr   ✓ supporter
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    This isn't a separate trail but part of Jail trail. Don't feel the need to write two reviews on the same ride

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  • Pulverizer
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    I had a great time riding this trail! It has about every difficulty to ride because there are so many off shoots. The difficulty mainly increases because it's over grown and wet in many spots. It looks like no ones touched up the side trails this year. If you get off the main loop be ready for some brush in the face, some decent climbs, and some really narrow and soft trails.

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