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Lebanon Hills - Beginner and Intermediate

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (92) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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7.2

Miles

11.5

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,073' 327 m

High

916' 279 m

Low

408' 124 m

Up

407' 124 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

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

Contacts

Shared By:

John Lundell

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 92 votes

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Photos

The berms can be fun to ride even in the winter.
Aug 1, 2013 near Eagan, MN
Rider warming up in the skills park.
Aug 1, 2013 near Eagan, MN
With practice you can ride the feature and challenge your buddies! 9-year-old Peter riding the log on his third attempt!
Apr 18, 2016 near Eagan, MN
Riding one of the many fun technical features at Lebanon Hills! A great intermediate trail system with some advanced "B" line features you go ride around or challenge your friends on, like this log!
Apr 18, 2016 near Eagan, MN
One of the berms in the Lake Loop at Lebanon Hills.
Aug 1, 2013 near Eagan, MN
The three line (rollers, jumps, berms) area at Lebanon Hills.
Aug 1, 2013 near Eagan, MN

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Check-Ins

Jun 28, 2020
Burke Minahan
8mi
Jun 17, 2020
kevin switalski
May 20, 2020
Ben Mack
Rode the outer loop at 7am, and except for the very first section out of the parking lot the trail was well dried. Thanks for the trail work! 4.3mi — 0h 39m
Apr 24, 2020
Kyle Trepanier
Sep 9, 2019
Chai Linwood
Sep 2, 2019
Graham Kolb
Looong loop, easy and woodsy, then tricky and obstacly, then flowy fast and awesome. Will try black loops and green next time; skills course new? 7mi — 1h 20m
Aug 25, 2019
Daniel Larsen
10h 00m
Jul 24, 2019
E L
Very fun park. Locals are lucky to have this out their front door. Good conditions throughout.