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Kaplan's Woods Singletrack

Intermediate
 4.0 (10)

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


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Map Key

5.0

Miles

8.1

KM

Singletrack

1,226' 374 m

High

1,135' 346 m

Low

269' 82 m

Up

279' 85 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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

Shared By:

matt pekuri

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  4.0 from 10 votes

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Photos

Start of Scott’s Scrambler
Jan 31, 2018 near Owatonna, MN
Enjoying a fresh snow excursion in Kaplans Woods
Dec 29, 2014 near Owatonna, MN
Fresh tracks!
Dec 29, 2014 near Owatonna, MN
Quality signage.  Every junction is marked on the trail and labeled on the maps.
Jan 10, 2017 near Owatonna, MN
Beginning of the scott's scrambler loop.  Hopefully all of the loops will get such handsome signage.
Jan 10, 2017 near Owatonna, MN
Trail meeting at the top of a hill. Go right to continue or go left to skip that last two loops.
Jan 10, 2017 near Owatonna, MN

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Apr 26, 2020
Sarah Roesner
Aug 25, 2019
Tracy Seelhammer
Aug 2, 2019
Tammy Schultz
Jul 3, 2019
Randy Rosado
5mi — 0h 48m
Mar 1, 2019
David Chabot
6mi
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.