Brownie Lake Trail

 9 votes

1.4 Miles 2.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

107' 33 m

Ascent

-101' -31 m

Descent

932' 284 m

High

888' 271 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Minor Issues

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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.
Dogs: Leashed

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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Jul 22, 2017
Mike Fait
MORC2017 1.8mi — 0h 15m
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Jul 15, 2017
Jason Schmidt
awesome!
Jul 15, 2017
James Kauth
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Jul 13, 2017
Nate Moore
Jul 12, 2017
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Jul 10, 2017
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Jul 8, 2017
Chris Cahill
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