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Salem Hills Mtn Bike Trail

 3.9 (9)

4.4 Miles 7.1 Kilometers



237' 72 m


-238' -72 m



Avg Grade (1°)


Max Grade (5°)

1,011' 308 m


950' 290 m


Shared By Paul Thorsgaard


All Clear 87 days ago
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A combination of three short loops to make a 4.6-mile beginner trail.

Paul Thorsgaard

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Family Friendly Short trail, not a lot of hills, doesn't get real busy, playground near parking lot

Don't ride if trails are wet.


This is a great trail for beginners or for riders just wanting to pedal for an easy ride. There's only one obstacle, a large rock, that has a ride-around towards the end of Loop C. There's not a lot of climbing, but there are a few hills scattered between the woods and open prairie.

Need to Know

The parking area holds around 20 cars and there is a port-a-potty, but no water. If the lot is full, the adjacent road is wide and it's legal to park along it. This is a multi use trail so you may see walkers, runners, and people with dogs. All trails are one-way.


A Loop - SingleTrack Sawmill starts things out right from the parking lot. The trail is less than a mile long and features a twisting trail full of turns as it travels beneath the trees.

When combined with B Loop - Foul Pond the two weigh in at two miles of riding. The trail darts in and out of the tree cover. Riders will encounter two wooden bridges, about four feet in width. One leads up to one of the longer climbs at Salem Hills.

South of the pond, riders can pick up C Loop - Prairie Fire. This furthest out loop continues to travel in-and-out of the woods. There's one 10 foot bridge complete with railings to cross. Toward the very end of the loop, there's an optional 1.5 foot rock to ride over.

Continue clockwise on the trails until the B Loop ends on the A Loop. Turn right and pedal briefly until you see the start of Loop B again. Keep left for a short climb out to the parking lot or the start of A Loop.


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Aug 14, 2018
erik odland
evan cry 4.4mi
Jul 7, 2018
Randy Rydeen
Exciting first time mountain bike trail 4.4mi
May 13, 2018
Joe Gossett
May 5, 2018
Adam Milnes
Jan 29, 2018
Scott Burger
totally unrideable. snow too unpacked and narrow for fatties. need snowshoer's to walk through several times. 1mi
Oct 22, 2017
Michael Gross
Aug 20, 2017
Pierce Wasmund
Jul 25, 2017
Steve Olk
fun trail through the prairie. and some woods. great trail for the whole family. 4.2mi — 1h 00m

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Reid Johnson
Minneapolis, MN
Reid Johnson   Minneapolis, MN
I've read Salem Hills is one of the few, if not the only, park where you can ride with a dog. Can anyone confirm if this is true? Feb 19, 2018

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