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Carver Lake Park

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4.2 Miles 6.7 Kilometers




284' 86 m


-282' -86 m



Avg Grade (1°)


Max Grade (8°)

1,000' 305 m


923' 281 m



All Clear 19 days ago
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A nice, fast trail for any rider.

Joe Switek

Overview [Suggest Changes]

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.
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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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Jun 4, 2018
Dallas Curtis
sick 4.2mi
May 20, 2018
Laurent Froissard
Carver Lake is a good place for a quick after work ride 4.9mi
May 16, 2018
Tauni Howes
8mi — 1h 30m
Apr 10, 2018
Andrew King
Oct 8, 2017
Iza B
Sep 27, 2017
Bryan Glover
Perfect conditions 15.3mi
Sep 24, 2017
Bryan Glover
Dry 10.5mi
Sep 23, 2017
Alex Primus

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This trail has great flow, and it's easy to get a couple of full laps in less than 1.5 hrs. With the three sections / loops you can also add an extra lap on your favorite loop. The trail dries out faster than others in the Twin Cities as well, which makes for a shorter down time after a rain. There is water (during the warm months) and an outhouse and repair station available at the trail head. The trail is also groomed for fat bike riding in the winter. Nov 17, 2017

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