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North Country National Scenic Trail + Oak Leaf Trail

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66.9 Miles 107.7 Kilometers


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946' 288 m

Ascent

-946' -288 m

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Avg Grade (0°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

1,091' 332 m

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1,025' 313 m

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A nice & easy ride, not too far from Fargo. But watch out for that sand.

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Family Friendly As long as you don't go all ~60 miles, I think most kids (depending on age and skill level, of course) should be able to handle this trail. Even the Oak Loop would be fun, it's just 4 miles or so.

Motorized vehicles (Enforced? Well..)

Overview

They are called the Sandhills for a reason.

Need to Know

-Leave cattle gates as you find them (If it's closed, then close it after you pass through; vice versa)
-Potable water (hand pump) located at Jorgen's Hollow Campground near the Oak Leaf Loop Trail

Description

More wooded and hilly in the NE section, and things can get wet after a good soak south of Hwy 27. But overall, a fun & scenic ride.

Beat the sand factor by either powering through the stuff, or by going after a good rain, or when it's cooler out and the ground is a bit firmer.

Watch out for people on horse-back closer to the Oak Leaf Loop Trail.

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Apr 19, 2018
Kevin Zavoral
55° F & no wind. Great day for a ride. Still snowy/wet in the trees. Will be good to go after sun this weekend. Fatty til then. Rideable ! 7.2mi

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Neat area, scenery changes from one mile to the next. The cattle gates are about every .8 miles or so. The cows like the trails, so yes depending on the season, lots of cow-pies. Three kinds of surface: gravel, bog and bottomless pits of quicksand ;-) The quicksand is the only physical challenge on this trail. Downhill, not an issue as you can basically float on it. Uphill you can end up digging in your wheel a bit. Bring water and a map that doesn't depend on cellphone data coverage. Towards the eastern end, you may encounter horse people. Try not to spook their beasts, all of the ones I have encountered have been cordial. May 20, 2018

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