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Battle Creek Mountain Bike Trail

 2.8 (11)

9.5 Miles 15.4 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

1,034' 315 m

Ascent

-1,033' -315 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

1,033' 315 m

High

731' 223 m

Low

Shared By Bryan Thoreson

Conditions


All Clear 15 days ago
Dry - Overgrown in spots. The Luge is closed. History

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A MORC group ride route.

Bryan Thoreson

Dogs Leashed

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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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Jul 26, 2018
Sasha Schrandt
Jul 5, 2018
Forrest Miller
Jun 26, 2018
Kyle Trepanier
Jun 13, 2018
Brandon Fettig
Dry, some portions closed for trail construction
May 20, 2018
Luke Miller
May 16, 2018
Justin Formaneck
with cal 9mi
Sep 10, 2017
mark scotch
Jul 28, 2017
Douglas Johnson
No idea how many miles, just wandering around. A fun trail system and experience that will improve when the area is signed. — 1h 15m

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  2.8 from 11 votes

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