Level: Beginner
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +679/ -350 ft
Total: 11 riders

Mountain Biking Peterson Pits

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There are two sections to Peterson Pits, east and west. You park on the east
side, west is on the other side of the bridge. Both are multi-use trails but west
seems to be more bike oriented. Judging by the trail, the east side sees more
horse traffic. The trail is very beginner friendly. Mild rolling terrain with few

First added by Jared13 on Apr 13, 2012. 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
Take exit 116 on Interstate 35 and head west. Turn north (right) on Dayton
Ave. Turn west (left) on 180th St. The parking lot is on the right before you
cross the bridge.
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  • Jared13   ✓ supporter

    Flat and easy going. A few log crossings but nothing too technical. A good place to ride after work. Be mindful of others, it looks like there seems to be a lot of horse traffic and some illegal dirtbike/ATV traffic. You can link this trail with McFarland Park and Soper's Mill with a bit of road riding.

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