Van Peenen - Blue/black Trails

5.00 out of 5
View Topo Map


↑ 1,700 ft
↓ 1,700 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Narrow singletrack with climbs, descents, roots and lots of rocks. Some very
sweet technical features on North 40 (log bridge) and Little Big Horn
(jumps, switchbacks, and log bridges.) Rocky Road is, well, rocky but most
others are dirt singletrack.
Recommended route: Luge to Rocky Road to First Right to Gunnar to Julia,
back onto Gunnar to North 40 to Dust Bowl to Little Big Horn to Fred.
added by Jared13Epic
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Directions to Trailhead
Get Directions
Create a free Singletracks account to get directions to this trail.

Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
Please login or create an account to ask a question.
Recommended Trails
Recommended Trails
Palisades Park
Local Info & Nearby Trails
Trail Check-ins
Trail Check-ins
what's this?
Recent Trail Check-ins     (2 total check-ins)
  miahbike   on Dec 13, 2015
  Jared13   on Sep 18, 2013
Photo & Video Gallery (25)
Trail Photos & Videos (25)
Reviews (3)


August 18, 2016
Review: Van Peenan is my favorite MTB trail system in the area. You can have fun for hours with all the twisting and turning single track trails. Be ready to climb then descend fast then climb again.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No

Bunny Hop

March 28, 2016
515Bryan Bunny Hop  
Review: Van Peenen is a great place to get lost for the day. So many trails that loop around and through the hill side. Some of the blue/black trails have some narrow paths and steep drop offs. Didn't get to ride all them due to the amount of snow. Can't wait to get back!

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No


July 31, 2011
Jared13 Epic  
Review: Brutal climb to begin with, but the track turns nice and flowy at the top. Its fairly easy to loop everything together. Trails are very well maintained. I don't know why the Fred trail is called Fred, but I think it stands for Freaking Ridiculously Epic Decent. If elevation gains/losses were a determining factor, this would easily be a black diamond.

Similar Trail: Dunning's Springs, Palisades Park, Seven Oaks, Scott County Park

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes | No

Van Peenen - Blue/black Trails MTB Trail 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions          < / > embed