Outer SW Loop
ElevationAscent: 98' 30 m
Descent: -92' -28 m
High: 977' 298 m
Low: 902' 275 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
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“Take the trail less traveled and enjoy some easy climbs, dips, and water crossings.”— matt pekuri
The first section of the trail I enjoy going the opposite direction. The top of the hill has a shortcut trail to the Outer NW Loop. Starting from the crest and heading back towards the Eagle Point Loop is all downhill. I like to lay off the brakes and pump the terrain to see how far I can make it without pedaling.
The best water crossing, in my opinion, is just before the trail intersects the Outer NW Loop. The creek is shallow and has a rocky bottom (almost like a rock garden feature). Carry some speed to make it through the water and over the rocks.
After the trail intersects the Outer NW Loop, the trail climbs to a ridge that borders the park. One can see the water towers and smoke stacks of Hudson from there. The descent from the ridge as the trail heads back to the Eagle Point Loop is swift and includes a loose, gravely surface.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: Washington County, MN