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Black Butte Adventures 5 Mile Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.5 mile 7.3 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 268' 82 m
Descent: -262' -80 m
High: 1,700' 518 m
Low: 1,545' 471 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Singletrack near Minot? Believe it!

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Mountain bikers share the land with cows, so keep your eyes peeled for pies.

Description

From the parking area, ride a hundred feet or so down a 2 track road and hang a left on the singletrack, you can't miss it. Follow the trail for roughly a mile and do the only water crossing on the trail. Hang a right up the hill at the only fork if you want to stay on the 5 mile loop, or hang a left at the fork if you want to tack on another 3 miles onto your ride.

Some of the turns are tight, but pretty tame for the most part, this is North Dakota, so there aren't any trees to run into.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Aug 13, 2019
Jim Owsley
the 3mi loop up the bluff was a great workout and once at the summit you really get a sense of the Native American spirit rooted in this country.
May 12, 2018
Jon Grullon
Great trail for beginners. Runs through wide open fields so no fear of trees! 3mi
Sep 4, 2017
Eric Volk
5mi
Mar 22, 2016
Ron Major
I rode the trail in 15-25 mph winds. The wind was never a factor in my ride. I just put earplugs in to block out the noise.

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 9 votes

#7430

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  3.9 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#9

in North Dakota

#7,430

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9 Views Last Month
1,072 Since Oct 8, 2013
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Photos

The trail is easily identified through the entirety of the loop.
May 12, 2018 near Velva, ND
Beautiful day at Black Butte Park
May 12, 2018 near Velva, ND
Great singletrack path for a peaceful ride through the plains of North Dakota
May 12, 2018 near Velva, ND
Shallow Water crossing in May 2018
May 12, 2018 near Velva, ND
Trail Entrance
Sep 4, 2017 near Velva, ND

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