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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +627/523 ft
Total: 11 riders

Mountain Biking Turtle River State Park

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#4 of 35 mountain bike trails in North Dakota
#1,744 in the world

There are approximately 2.5 miles of trails currently available to mountain bikers...many more to hikers. The trail network is mostly singletrack traveling through hilly wooded areas. There is only one steep climb. While short its the only singletrack in the area and is a great trail through the woods. The two miles tend to flow quick with only switchbacks truly limiting the speed. Deer and birds are all over the place and the trail stays close to the river and brooks. The trails are scenic but are not challenging. $3 daily vehicle entrance fee. $10 overnight camping fee. This trail was mentioned in Mountain Bike Action's "America's Greatest Trails" article which appeared in the August, 1995 issue!

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Located 20 miles west of Grand Forks on highway US 2 between mile markers 337 and 338. Follow the signs once you are off US 2. The trail is just past the air force base. The trail starts near the warming house in the park. 47.937050, -97.497480
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  • Fmbikedoc

    TRSP is a GREAT place to ride for all types of riders. There are a lot more trails then marked if you know where to go, especially technical. Bring your bug spray in the Summer though!
    Worth the trip!

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  • J-Dogg   ✓ supporter

    Rode this today and made a 10 mile loop in a little over an hour on what appear to be new wooded trail sections. Well designed and flowy. Definitely beginner trail but lots of fun at speed. Good day would be a loop, lunch, then a loop in reverse only faster! Watch the "handlebarks" thru the trees. Gotta pay $7 for day use but there's a campground with brand new shower building. Worth a look.

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  • Upinflames7

    Fun little trail has nice flow, not very long though.

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  • rbrtsims5

    Very fun, very short. Fast and scenic path through the woods. The other trails can add some length but the spotlight is the single track. Going up and down the riverbanks gives some elevation in an otherwise flat place. The rating of 4 is due to that while its small its well done and its essentially the only single track within a few hours drive.

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