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Trail

9.5 mile 15.2 kilometer loop
90% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,029' 314 m
Descent: -1,029' -314 m
High: 1,034' 315 m
Low: 733' 223 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Overview

~10 miles of a mix of 2-way and 1-way trails. Although hilly at times, the climbs tend to be relatively short and trails are mainly fast, hard-pack, with a few sandy sections and some areas with a bunch of rocks and roots.

Description

Battle Creek Regional Park is located approximately five miles east of downtown St. Paul, off I-94.

Driving east on I-94, exit on McKnight Road and turn right (south). Drive south to Upper Afton Road. Turn right on Upper Afton Road and drive to Winthrop Street. Turn left on Winthrop Street, and drive approximately one block. Turn right, into the Battle Creek Community Center parking lot. Find a place to park—you're at the trailhead!

The official trailhead is located directly south of the Community Center. Just head south across the grass, until you pick up a well-worn singletrack about 100 yards later. (Note: there is another parking lot available off Pt. Douglas Road—we don't recommend using it, as there have been quite a few break-ins at the Pt. Douglas lot.)

Battle Creek offers quite an extensive network of trails, as compared to most metropolitan trail systems. In many areas of the park, it's easy to forget you're surrounded by suburbs on all sides. Battle Creek has something for riders of all technical abilities, with trails running the gamut from smooth, hard-pack ski trails to expert-level singletrack.

The terrain is quite hilly, so expect the trails to give you a good workout. Although hilly, the climbs tend to be relatively short, with the longest single climb gaining approximately 110' in elevation. Trails are mainly fast hard-pack, with a few sandy sections and a few rocks and roots.

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May 12, 2019
John S
May 3, 2019
John S
May 3, 2019
Emily Leigh
Apr 24, 2019
Geri Stott
9.5mi
Nov 23, 2018
Tyler Thorsen
Bowl “Downhill/jump” section closed off. 3.6mi
Oct 7, 2018
Mike Smith
Aug 27, 2018
Elliott Beaty
Many trees down, huge ruts in many places and lots of washout. Poor signage as well. 5mi
Aug 19, 2018
Doug Jennings

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  2.9 from 21 votes

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