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Lebanon Hills - Beginner and Intermediate

 4.6 (71)

7.0 Miles 11.2 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

434' 132 m

Ascent

-434' -132 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

1,074' 327 m

High

914' 278 m

Low

Shared By John Lundell

Conditions


All Clear 68 days ago
Dry History

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A single outer loop at Lebanon Hills riding the Beginner and Intermediate only trails.

John Lundell

Dogs No Dogs

Features -none-

Trail is closed when wet or during thaws. Check MORC Trail Conditions before you ride.

Overview

This is a ride that will appeal to the Intermediate level rider. While there are a lot of expert trails and features at Lebanon Hills, this route takes you through the beginner and Intermediate trails only. The ride still features some bridges, rocky areas, downhills, berms, jumps, and some great views. If you are lucky, you may even spot the Gnome!

For those with more advanced skills, check out the "Black" and "Red" trails and optional routes along the way. As a stacked loop trail, most of the difficult riding is in the middle of the park. You can ride expert level trail loops as many times as you like before exiting out on the Intermediate trail. The two advanced level trails are not to be missed and are even set up so Intermediate level riders can learn as they go.

Need to Know

The Blue Loop is approximately 7.1 miles and the Expert loops extends the ride to 11.5 miles.

Description

This ride starts from the lot and heads into the beginner loop and heads out onto the Intermediate trail which is an outer loop that circles the park. We'll skip the expert options on this ride (see my other posted rides for more difficult options) but we won't be taking all of the available short cuts. (you can do an outer loop in under 5 miles by taking the right short cuts)

Once we complete the outer Intermediate loop, we'll merge back into the beginner close to where we started and head into the upper beginner loop. The Upper Beginner loop which is one of the newest trails and features some great fast berms and a jump line that can be re-ridden (we will take all three lines). This is a favorite among most riders.

After the Upper Beginner, we'll take the beginner trail back to the parking lot.

There are plenty of options to make this ride harder - the expert loops branch off from the intermediate loop. If you can ride the "filter" move at the start of the expert trail, you might be ready to try the Black Loop and Red Loop as well!

History & Background

Lebanon Hills was built between 2001 and today through volunteer labor by the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC). This gives the trail some character that you may not find on trails that were all built in the same year. Find more about the history of this trail: here

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Jul 23, 2018
Connor Findlay
9mi
Jul 6, 2018
Ross A.
Jun 30, 2018
Nate Sarinske
Jun 13, 2018
Bryon McD
Trail's in great shape. Technical ride, brutal in the 90F+ heat, but great fun! 7.4mi — 0h 54m
May 27, 2018
Matt Lennartson
6.1mi
May 20, 2018
Matthew Gardner
4mi
Dec 24, 2017
Zach Savage
A little slick in some spots, but overall a good wintery ride. 9.3mi
Oct 14, 2017
Adam Milnes

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  4.6 from 71 votes

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Lynne Jensen
Omaha, NE
Lynne Jensen   Omaha, NE
We're coming in town this weekend-does anyone know if Lebanon dries quickly? Looking to ride Saturday. Jun 2, 2015

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