Home Sign in with Facebook
or Login with Email


Extremely Difficult (Red) Loop at Lebanon Hills

Consensus:    (details)
 5.0 from 1 vote
  Extremely Difficult from 1 vote
Your Opinion:
Rating: -none- change
Rank: #4 in Minneapolis and St Paul
#21 in Minnesota
#581 Overall
Trail near
“The most difficult riding at Lebanon Hills - for expert riders.”
John Lundell on Aug 15, 2013
Getting There     GPX File     Print
1.7 Miles Singletrack Type 85’ Ascent -102’ Descent 1,018’ Low 1,071’ High
Trail is closed when wet or during thaws. Check MORC Trail Conditions before you ride.
The Extremely Difficult trail, also known as “XX” or “Red” trail, is also primarily located in the middle of the park. To reach this area, you must ride the More Difficult loop and much of the Most Difficult trail. There is one smaller sections of Extremely Difficult trail in the Most Difficult loop. These areas are for the most experienced riders and feature harder logs, unavoidable rock rides, log step ladders, and higher/thinner man-made obstacles (some unavoidable). In general if you cannot ride the “filter” (first obstacle at the entrance of the trail section) you should re-consider riding that section of trail. There are 1.99 miles of Extremely Difficult trails at Lebanon Hills.

The Extremely Difficult trail that starts at #213 has been known as the “XX Loop” for many years. It is just over a mile of trail that starts with a taller log pile followed by a very rocky section ending with a rock ledge drop. This is to test your skills and readiness for what is to come. The rest of the XX Loop has more logs, drops, rock rides, man-made features, and some signature log ladders. To get to the Extremely Difficult trail you must enter the X Loop. Many riders make a loop by combining the X Loop and XX Loops, going from #212 to #213 then back to #212. These are called “stacked loops” and can be ridden as many times as you want.

Check the official Lebanon Hills web site here for more details, photos, and information.
View in 3D
Race Face - Dig Elbow Guard 2013
20% off
at Jenson USA
Exposure - Fast Charger - Men's
60% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Santa Cruz Bicycles - 5010 Carbon X0-1 AM ...
15% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Easton - Vice 26 in. Wheel Oe
45% off
at Jenson USA
Shimano - Di2 Battery Charger
20% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Fox Racing - Prestigious V-Neck T-Shirt - ...
40% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Pearl Izumi - Elite Thermal Barrier Bib Ti...
20% off
at Competitive Cyclist
Hope Technology - Hope Stainless Steel Ske...
14% off
at Jenson USA
Race Face - Atlas Special Edition Bar
10% off
at Jenson USA
Club Ride - SUB5 Womens Wheel Cute Jersey
60% off
at Jenson USA
NiteRider - Universal Handlebar Mount
25% off
at Backcountry
Niner - Air 9 Carbon 3 Star XT Bike
15% off
at Jenson USA
MTB Project scours dozens of stores to
bring you the best bike deals!
Forecasting the weather...
Recent Conditions
Add a Condition Report | View All »
4.4 (5)
A single outer loop at Lebanon Hills riding Beginner and Intermediate only tr...
near Eagan, MN
3.8 (5)
A little something for everyone, and a challenge for anyone.
near Prior Lake, MN
3.8 (4)
A nice, fast trail for any rider.
near Woodbury, MN

Your To-Do List: Not on it   Add it! | Your Full List »
Your Check-Ins:
Add a New Check-In | View All »

Share This Page
Improve This Page
Add Photo or Map Symbol
Edit Description or GPS track

PHOTOS of Extremely Difficult (Red) Loop at Lebanon Hills
 3.8 from 4 votes
Tedman's Loop in the advanced trail area. (Apple Valley, MN)
 3.5 from 4 votes
Riding the camelback obstacle in the winter. Winter riding is a blast ... (Apple Valley, MN)
 3.0 from 4 votes
Camelback Obstacle. One of many wood features at Lebanon Hills. (Apple Valley, MN)
 2.8 from 4 votes
One of many log piles and rock gardens. This is the entrance (filter) ... (Apple Valley, MN)
© 2014 Adventure Projects, LLC Terms | Privacy | About Us