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Carver Lake Park

Intermediate
 4.5 (85) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice, fast trail for any rider.


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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

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

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 85 votes

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  4.5 from 85 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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Jun 22, 2021
Nik Randall
Full outer loop plus extra lap on first loop between the entrance road and the lake. Great trail with lots of coasting and only gentle climbs. 5.1mi
May 4, 2021
Kelly Humphrey
Fun park at the end of this one! I did the track 1.5 times took about an hour
May 2, 2021
Christopher Kern
Great trail. This is our second time MTB with my daughter who is 12 and it was blast. A full suspension bike would be ideal we have hard tails.
Apr 19, 2021
Dan Banks
4mi — 1h 00m
Apr 18, 2021
Tyler Thorsen
Apr 17, 2021
Dan Banks
Jan 23, 2021
Leigh Kennedy
Overall good condition with a few icy spots. Winter rules are in effect. — 12h 30m
Jan 4, 2021
Brian Steingraber
3mi