Murphy Hanrehan

 12 votes

9.1 Miles 14.6 Kilometers

100%

Singletrack

420' 128 m

Ascent

-418' -127 m

Descent

998' 304 m

High

892' 272 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

All Clear

998' 304 m

High

892' 272 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

A little something for everyone, and a challenge for anyone.

Building Map
Loading Map Data
Map Settings
Featured Ride
Trail

Overview

A favorite of those in the know, Murphy Hanrehan offers widely varied terrain, fantastic technical features and an all around good time. Some of the favorites are the tall and narrow bridge, the uphill rock garden and step bridge. While the whole trail is a fantastic ride, there are some great fast spots, and great skill builders.
This trail may be tough for riders who are not as strong, since it has a fair amount of mild but long climbs but don't let that keep you away!

Description

This trail is a favorite of locals, but worth a trip down to Savage from anywhere in the Metro. From the parking area, cross the road and head south. The trail winds its way through some prairie and then goes into the woods. Gentle climbs bring the rider to the top of the ridge, which is followed, more or less until the trail converges on the first "head out or head back" point.

Turn left and head over the harder loop qualifier, which should be easily ridden by anyone making it to that point. Don't let it be a deterrent to continuing, because the trail just gets better. The surface of the trail becomes rougher, more roots and rocks the bridges are narrower. The loop will bring you past some of the more interesting technical features, such as an extreme uphill rock garden or a stone bridge.

In all the climbing and descending, the trail dips in and out of the woods and the prairie, leading the rider back to the beginning of the outer loop. Follow the left fork to return to the start of the trail.

Climb up and over the ridge and get dumped out into the prairie one last time, put it in high gear and practice your hops, pumps, cornering and direction changes right back to the parking lot.

Contacts

Rate Featured Ride


   Clear

4.0 from 12 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Aug 31, 2016
AA Laa
Aug 23, 2016
Simon Guaman
My best time 10.3mi
Aug 5, 2016
Aleshka Santini
Trail Running 6mi
Aug 1, 2016
Michael Gonsalves
Jul 31, 2016
Raúl Gross
Mar 23, 2016
Tara Reddinger-Adams
2 loops of the X
Jul 25, 2015
John Rheaume
Jul 7, 2015
david peck

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 12 votes

#807

Overall
  4.0 from 12 votes
1 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
3 Star
33%
4 Star
33%
5 Star
33%
Rankings

#6

in Minnesota

#807

Overall
326 Views Last Month
3,769 Since Jul 22, 2013
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
50%
50%
0%
0%

Conditions


All Clear on Aug 31, 2016
Dry - Dry with some damp spots 8/31/16.
Update ConditionsHistory

Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter