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Brownie Lake Trail

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 3.9 (29)

An advanced loop, extending the Minneapolis trail system to the south.


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1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Singletrack

932' 284 m

High

888' 271 m

Low

107' 33 m

Up

101' 31 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Open when dry or frozen solid. Don't ride if it is muddy or slushy.

Description

Following the original trail layout built years ago, this new and improved trail at Brownie Lake adds 1.5 miles of advanced riding to the ever-growing Minneapolis singletrack trail system.

The design of the trail diverges from the "flow" style trail to the north, and introduces a bit of janky, tight, steep, sometimes frustrating, and always crazy riding.

There are 26 rock sections armoring the hills with grades over 15%. The rock sections total 1300 feet, making this new trail a sure bet for a tough ride, while also being sustainable. The trail is mostly blue/black, with wicked sections of black and double black.

The trail starts at the south side of the Parkway Bridge over I-394 (enter along the sidewalk) and flies down the hill to the far south end of the loop. It makes its way back north by climbing and descending the hillside over and over again. It ends near where it starts at the Parkway on top of the hill. Be sure you are going the correct direction!

The trail can also be accessed on the south side. This trail will be challenging and dangerous. Be sure to check out the trail before going in with guns blazing! And stay on the designated bike trails as there are many hikers and families that use the walking-only trail around the lake.

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Tyler Pederson

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  3.9 from 29 votes

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Rocky descent on Brownie Lake
Jul 6, 2018 near Saint L…, MN
Steep downhill rock garden.
Nov 16, 2016 near Saint L…, MN
A rocky downhill.
Nov 16, 2016 near Saint L…, MN
This is the start!
Nov 15, 2016 near Saint L…, MN
Tight turns and rocky climbs.
Nov 16, 2016 near Saint L…, MN
Quick morning loop around Brownie Lake
Jul 6, 2018 near Saint L…, MN

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Dec 22, 2020
Angel K
May 15, 2020
JR Zedan
May 13, 2020
Jamey Mossengren
May 11, 2020
Daniel Wilder
Apr 18, 2020
Archer Totzke
Apr 9, 2020
Liam Hanson
Open to ride!
Aug 7, 2019
Darrin Purcell
Sep 2, 2018
Kristin Zdanczewicz
This trail will be challenging and dangerous. Be sure to check out the trail before going in with guns blazing! 1.4mi