Carver Lake Park

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4.2 Miles 6.7 Kilometers



284' 86 m


-282' -86 m


1,000' 305 m


923' 281 m



Avg Grade (1°)


Max Grade (8°)

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A nice, fast trail for any rider.

Joe Switek


Carver Lake Park is a nice twisty stacked loop of intermediate singletrack. It's never too technical, but there are several places where a short advanced side trail leaves the main trail, then rejoins it again shortly.


Head west out of the main parking lot and take a quick left off the paved trail. Decend to just above Carver lake and then climb back up to the top of the hill. There are technical features both on the main trail (with ride-arounds) and on turn-off loops. Don't worry, you won't lose any trail by trying out the technical features, they all loop you back to before you left.

Cross the "saggy bridge" a wide (and solid) boardwalk that crosses a valley, and climb up to the point. Test out your flow and pump skills on this short section.

Cross the entrance road and turn right (there are lines painted on the pavement to guide riders). This next section of trail is flatter and faster and is without any technical features. The trail takes a sharp left at a fence and gets a little rooty, but still quick.

After a super easy climb, take a right and fly down the hill great hops and slides available on the way. Ride on or around the downed tree obstacle and then give it a quick hop over a log pyramid.

Climb gently to the paved path and cross it, bearing right. This section is a blast and has more opportunities for speed and fun maneuvering keep right at the fork and follow the two-way trail to the next fork and keep left.

This outer loop has more banked curves and a ditch crossing. Head back out on the two-way trail and keep right at the fork. Climb up the hill back to the path crossing (or cut-off and take that short downhill loop again) and bear right, into the pines.

This last section of trail is flatter and less technical than others and can be ridden very quickly. Catch yourself another log pyramid and ride on until you're dumped out on the grass at the southwest corner of the parking lot.


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Oct 15, 2016
Mark Larson
Totally dialed and perfect fall weather 7.5mi
Sep 17, 2016
Gisela Nelson
Love this short single track! Three times around and loved it! Slammed into a tree and pulled a stunt out of my ass! 14.2mi
Jul 1, 2015
Nick Green
FUN 6.4mi
Jun 24, 2015
Nick Green
Just realized there is another section by the archery range... 3.4mi
Jun 9, 2015
Nick Green
First time - amazing fun trail with a great flow. 3.9mi — 37h 00m
Aug 5, 2014
matt pekuri
10.1mi — 1h 20m
Jul 18, 2014
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