Spirit Mountain Bike Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.60 out of 5
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Intermediate
3.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,500 ft
↓ 5,400 ft
1,207
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Two brand new downhill runs (opening spring 2013).

Gravity Trails:
Candyland: is a 1.5 mile beginner/ intermediate level downhill flow trail featuring large berms, medium and small sized table tops, and hip jumps. All features on Candyland are roll-able, making it an ideal trail to learn on, and perfect for gravity-based mountain biking skills.
Smorgasbord: is a 1 mile intermediate level freeride/ downhill mountain bike trail featuring large berms, medium size jumps, a drop, and rock gardens. Several features on Smorgasbord are mandatory, including small 3-4 foot gaps, and a 5-foot drop.
Happy Camper: is an easier downhill trail with features including small jumps, berms, and rollers. This trail is perfect for beginners who are just learning downhill skills, but is also a fun trip for an expert rider. "Happy Camper" is a directional trail, which means that when the chairlift is running it is signed as a DOWNHILL ONLY trail. When the chairlift is not running, it is used as an UPHILL ONLY climbing trail. By offering this uphill climbing option, you now have access to our awesome trails all the time! When the chairlift isn't running, you just have to work a little harder for it. *Please note that we do not have Bike Patrol on duty when the chairlift isn't running so please use extra caution and be careful on the trails.
Blaster: is a more difficult downhill single-track trail with features including lots of rocks, roots, and very little dirt. This trail gets very steep in areas and is a true test of your downhill riding abilities. Experienced riders only!

Spirit Mountain has been working on developing some downhill mountain bike trails over the past year in accordance with our Master Plan. Cyclists will be able to ride the trails down the mountain and take the NEW "Spirit Express II" Chairlift back up to the top with their bikes in time for Memorial Day Weekend 2013. The new flow trail will begin at the Spirit Mountain Adventure Park and end approximately 500 feet below, and a mile later, at the NEW Grand Avenue Chalet. The site of the new flow trail was home to a Flow Trail School hosted by IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) and COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) in September 2012. About 30 people from around the country attended the school to learn skills and techniques for building these types of trails. The school was led by Aaron Rogers, IMBA Midwest Trail Specialist, who has officially declared this to be, "the best flow trail in the Midwest". Additionally, Adam Sundberg, chairman of COGGS, says, "Everybody is blown away by how great the trail is looking. It's so much fun, so creative, so well-done."
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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: where does this trail end? -linzeenash

A: At the bottom of the hill.

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Gramcounter

June 13, 2016
 
Review: This was my first downhill trail. Had a blast! A little unnerving at first; I quickly got over that. The trail support staff if fantastic!

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Singletrack


July 20, 2015
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
 
Review: For Minnesota it's the only downhill place and they made it good. Fun trails and nice stuff.

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Granny Gear

May 24, 2015
Jt wigum Granny Gear  
 
Review: First experience with downhill. Was a lot of fun. Diffently chalenging. Both my buddy and crashed a few times. Best place for downhill in mn.

Similar Trail: ok

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Bunny Hop

August 4, 2014
Jaden-Howe Bunny Hop  
 
Review: The flow in the trails is great! Lots of jumps and berms. The chairlift is an awesome part of this place. It makes you feel like your out west!

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Granny Gear

September 25, 2013
 
Review: For a fairly new mountain biker Candyland was a perfect start! The downhill makes for less energy expenditure so that you can focus on learning to navigate the twists, turns and rolling fun hills. Beautiful landscape and super friendly staff at Spirit Mountain. Ride the cog track too it was a blast!

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