Lebanon Hills - Beginner and Intermediate

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7.0 Miles 11.2 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

434' 132 m

Ascent

-434' -132 m

Descent

1,074' 327 m

High

914' 278 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

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

John Lundell

Overview

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

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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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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