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Salem Hills Mtn Bike Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.6 (22) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A combination of three short loops to make a 4.6-mile beginner trail.


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4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,011' 308 m

High

950' 290 m

Low

237' 72 m

Up

238' 72 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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.

Overview

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.

Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Paul Thorsgaard with improvements by Blake Anderson

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 22 votes

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  3.6 from 22 votes
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Great day for a ride at Salem Hills with my furry friend.
Aug 25, 2019 near Inver G…, MN
Left or right?
Aug 25, 2019 near Inver G…, MN
Trail winds in and out of the woods with smooth rhythm. This spot smells very piney. Nice little trail!
Jun 20, 2019 near Inver G…, MN
Enjoy pleasant fields of grass along Prairie Fire Loop C.
Feb 16, 2017 near Inver G…, MN

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Apr 2, 2021
Angel K
Good flow, three loops, nothing crazy.
Mar 11, 2021
Cally S
Still wet from rain
Sep 29, 2020
Dan Banks
Sep 6, 2020
Nathan Jeide-Detweiler
Nice beginner loops. Nothing too challenging but full of good stuff to practice on. Alternatively, time trial it and work on your speed. 4.4mi
Aug 29, 2020
Sue Logan
Aug 7, 2020
matti doroff
Lots of fun, pretty chill singletrack . Even fun for the Gf
Aug 2, 2020
Jack Samson
Excellent beginner trail, be careful of people walking on the trails. It's risky to go fast if you know people are walking around 10.4mi
Jul 1, 2020
Shane Munyon
good ride with the kids. a few remaining muddy spots that haven't dried yet. but a great beginner trail for the young ones!