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Carver Lake Park

Intermediate
 4.5 (71) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice, fast trail for any rider.


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Map Key

4.2

Miles

6.7

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,000' 305 m

High

923' 281 m

Low

284' 86 m

Up

282' 86 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

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.

Description

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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Shared By:

Joe Switek

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  4.5 from 71 votes

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Photos

Raised bridge skinny in the optional X section; the rock steps to the left of my front wheel provide an optional easier exit; west loop, Carver Lake MTB trail
Jun 20, 2013 near Woodbury, MN
Riding Carver Lake Park
Oct 4, 2018 near Woodbury, MN
Reflecting on the awesome wood feature @ Carver!
Jul 20, 2017 near Woodbury, MN
Triple beam skinny: angled, raised and stepped; west loop, Carver Lake MTB trail
Jun 20, 2013 near Woodbury, MN
Middle berm, end of west loop, Carver Lake MTB trail
Jun 20, 2013 near Woodbury, MN
Top berm, end of west loop, Carver Lake MTB trail
Jun 20, 2013 near Woodbury, MN

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Jul 1, 2020
Leigh Kennedy
6.4mi — 19h 15m
Jun 12, 2020
shandra oconnell
Super fun for family! Great trail, really great skills area. — 1h 00m
Jun 2, 2020
Andrew Gustafson
First ride here, took breaks and was with Logan 4.2mi
May 16, 2020
A Crow
12h 00m
May 13, 2020
Jamey Mossengren
Sep 15, 2019
Dp Mn
James, charet and I ride. Nothing else open due to the rain...was not busy at all. Hot and humid, James crashed twice and me once James ride my scott 8mi
Aug 31, 2019
Daniel Larsen
5h 00m
Aug 24, 2019
Chad Kittel
8.3mi