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Goat

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 4.6 (7)

A fun descent with rollers, jumps, drops, and a downhill rock garden.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

Singletrack

996' 304 m

High

858' 261 m

Low

108' 33 m

Up

143' 44 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

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Two-way trail.

Description

Goat, along with the Luge, is one of the most fun descents at Battle Creek. Make the most of it, the elevation goes by quickly. From Big Sandy, look for the trail on the right after a steep woodchip section. Goat starts with some rollers and a couple of easy jumps. Once it starts to get steep, you'll come across a couple of drops.

A large rock-over serves as a qualifier for a steep, downhill rock garden up ahead. If that doesn't sound like your thing, there's a ride-around to the right by the rock-over that includes some tight turns and a gentler way down the hill. If you decide to continue straight, please stay on the rocks and do not ride around them. Keep singletrack single. Due to the steepness of the trail, folks' riding around the side of the rocks causes rainwater to gully down their tracks, widening and rutting the trail.

After the rock garden, the trail winds along the hillside next to Lower Afton Road. This section can get sandy and rutted in spots, and continues onto Fern Gully.

Fern Gully gradually climbs through a valley of ferns and ends with a rooty climb back to the entrance trail, from which you can return to the parking lot or begin another loop. From Fern Gully, keep an eye out for Pine Climb, which splits off on the right.

Pine Climb begins with a descent with a series of step-downs. At the bottom, it turns back around for a long, rooty climb between the pine trees.

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matt pekuri

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  4.6 from 7 votes

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  4.6 from 7 votes
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#66

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#4,611

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Photos

A Tour of Battle Creek.
Jan 17, 2019 near Maplewood, MN
Goat trail rocky descent.
Aug 8, 2013 near Maplewood, MN
Trails widen in areas. Great for water breaks.
Jun 13, 2020 near Maplewood, MN
End of Goat Trail from ski trail.
Sep 14, 2015 near Maplewood, MN

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Oct 9, 2019
Graham Kolb
Mega fun, double black if you really send it on everything, still getting to that stage though, made it thru clean today, suuuper fun! Bouncy, flowy — 0h 02m
Oct 9, 2019
Alex Schmies
Cool. End a bit tricky 0.6mi
Sep 26, 2018
Terry A
Jul 29, 2017
Matt Lennartson
Ride 'em All Challenge - Last one!
Jul 24, 2017
Dan O'Neal
Ride em all!
Jul 16, 2017
David P. Pierce
Jul 13, 2017
Mark Webert
Jul 12, 2017
Jason Schmidt