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Kaplan's Woods Singletrack

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5.0 Miles 8.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

269' 82 m

Ascent

-279' -85 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

1,226' 374 m

High

1,135' 346 m

Low

Shared By matt pekuri

Conditions


All Clear 73 days ago
Trails are groomed and in great shape History

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A fun series of loops, tight singletrack, wide open hardwood understory, with short, punchy climbs.

matt pekuri

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Family Friendly Easy elevation, hard to get lost, good tread.

Kaplan's Woods Hours: 6 AM - 11 PM

Description

This is the new section of singletrack in Kaplan's Woods. While the overall elevation difference is short in this park (~30'), the contours of the land for these loops get more dramatic.

Steep descents will keep you on your brakes, and the climbs make the most of the landscape to give you a workout. The trail has decent flow, but off-camber turns at the bottom of descents with trees on the inside corner will keep you on your toes. There's a handful of fun rock and log overs, and I suspect more are on their way.

The trail is well-maintained by the trail crew. It crosses a walking/ski path many times, so watch out for walkers and always be respectful. The junctions are well-signed with maps and pointers indicating the direction to the next junction. It's hard to get lost in these woods.

To get to the trail, from the parking lot, head south on the main walking trail. Cross the bridge and the walking path makes a T with another walking path at the base of a hill. The singletrack starts immediately in front of you, across the path from the bridge, jutting off to the right, uphill.

The singletrack ends back on the main walking trail close to where it started, making it easy to take multiple laps. To extend your ride, hit up any of the walking path, doubletrack trails that network throughout the rest of the park. Be sure to bring bug spray during the wet season in the summer.

Contacts

Local Club: Owatonna Trails Association

Land Manager: City of Owatonna

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Nov 6, 2017
Jeff O
Oct 13, 2017
Reilly Dibble
They added a jump and a few bumps
Sep 16, 2017
blue suede
great trails but need more markers.
Sep 2, 2017
Tracy Seelhammer
Jul 18, 2017
Reilly Dibble
Only 1 stick in the trail 2mi
Jul 12, 2017
David Nixon
Fun trails, lot's of looping options 6.4mi
Jun 6, 2017
Joseph Beulke
Jan 14, 2017
Mick Meyers
Great winter conditions. 11.4mi

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  3.6 from 7 votes

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#163

in Minnesota

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