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Pipestem Creek Trail

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 4.4 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A very challenging piece of singletrack.


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7.6

Miles

12.2

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,517' 462 m

High

1,412' 430 m

Low

652' 199 m

Up

643' 196 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Overview

This is a combination of mowed trails in the open areas and great flowing dirt singletrack in the woods. Grinding climbs followed by ripping descents.

This trail is regarded as one of the most challenging in central and eastern North Dakota, mainly because of its relentless climbing. After climbing out of the valley, you are rewarded with some awesome descents, however.

Need to Know

Pit toilet and bike repair station available at trailhead. No water available.

Description

Maintained weekly by Jamestown Park and Rec Dept, this trail has been in place for over 10 years. The soil is mainly black dirt and clay, so it is a mess when wet.

The trail is relatively smooth, but with a good mixture of flowing trail, and some rock gardens to keep you honest. The complete trail is very easy to follow, with no risk of getting lost.

Expect ride time to range from 35 minutes to well over an hour depending on your fitness and technical ability.

Weekly group rides on Wednesday nights.

Keep your eyes open for wildlife. Deer are almost always present.

Home of the annual Xterra Pipestem Creek and Gear Grinder Mountain Bike Race.

When in the area also check out the North Ridge Trail, Splitrock Trail and Overlook Trail.

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Shared By:

Mike Koch

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 5 votes

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#3

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#1,745

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Out on the prairie
May 6, 2015 near Jamestown, ND
singletrack
May 6, 2015 near Jamestown, ND
Sunshine peeking onto the trail
May 6, 2015 near Jamestown, ND
Climbing out of the valley
May 6, 2015 near Jamestown, ND
Trail Map Board at Trailhead
Oct 27, 2019 near Jamestown, ND

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Aug 1, 2019
Jon Franklin
Jul 23, 2019
Jon Franklin
Aidan and I today first time . — 11h 00m
Jul 6, 2019
Arly Pear
Grassy trail along Pipestem river and then into singletrack within the woods. 4mi — 0h 44m
Jun 29, 2017
Kevin Zavoral
Next time go CW not CCW. Trail could use some weed-whackin' TLC in wooded areas. 7.7mi
Jun 14, 2017
DANIEL AICHELE
7.6mi
Aug 9, 2016
mike gibson