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Brownie Lake Trail

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Length

1.4 Miles 2.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

107' 33 m

Ascent

-101' -31 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

932' 284 m

High

888' 271 m

Low

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All Clear 19 days ago
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An advanced loop, extending the Minneapolis trail system to the south.

Tyler Pederson

Overview

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

Description [Suggest Changes]

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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Sep 22, 2017
Jeffrey Chandler
Sep 17, 2017
Jim Stern
1.4mi
Sep 7, 2017
Justin Formaneck
Aug 24, 2017
Eric Moreira
First ride here ever. This has blue square bypasses the whole way. Technical and fun. I like the rock gardens. Not hard to follow the route. 1.6mi — 0h 20m
Jul 22, 2017
Mike Fait
MORC2017 1.8mi — 0h 15m
Jul 16, 2017
Austin Wilson
1.4mi
Jul 15, 2017
Jason Schmidt
awesome!
Jul 15, 2017
James Kauth
1.4mi

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  3.9 from 13 votes

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