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Bertram Chain of Lakes clockwise loop around the lakes.


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Map Key

6.9

Miles

11.1

KM

95%

Singletrack

994' 303 m

High

946' 288 m

Low

234' 71 m

Up

238' 73 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps

One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Overview

Great route going around the Chain of Lakes in a clockwise direction.

Description

This is a complete clockwise loop around the lakes. Riders start by crossing the dirt road by the parking lot, trail entrance is on the other side of the road. There is a trail connector across the road from the south side of the parking lot as well.

Riders will start on the Huck Harbor loop, which contains some fun jumps and large scale constructed trail features (look before you leap on Huck Harbor!).

After riding in this area, keep an eye out for connector trails along the lake that will take you north (routes indicating trailhead will simply take you back to the lot), eventually riding up near the overlook (a short two-way section).

Riders will continue along a repurposed older trail section (Bark Buster), eventually connecting to some newer trail construction that is fairly tight and punchy along the north side of the lakes. Along this route you'll find the Gravity Cavity feature.

In the NE corner, you'll cross the bridge across the creek, and continue heading along the creek for a while on some pretty tight and twisty trails, eventually turning south and connecting to some older, more open trails. These will eventually lead you into the Lochness trail where there are a few notable constructed trail features to ride, with the trail section ending with a nice high speed hip jump.

After the shared two-way hiking trail, it is a gentle climb on some easier trail back to the parking lot. Of the two choices of routes around the lakes, this is the shorter mileage route, but does contain more notable constructed trail features. Construction was completed early 2021 on the last trail segment to fully connect this route.

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Shared By:

Graydon Betts

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Photos

The Lochness Monster isn't the only Prehistoric creature you'll see at Bertram!
May 3, 2017 near Monticello, MN
Some of the wooden features MORC built in 2016 at Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park.
Jun 23, 2017 near Monticello, MN
Riding Bertram Chain of Lakes
Oct 3, 2018 near Monticello, MN
Exiting Gravity Cavity with style!
May 3, 2017 near Monticello, MN
Peter sends a log drop at Bertram.
May 3, 2017 near Monticello, MN
My little ones out on the trail helping me put up a new sign on the 100 ft Monti-Python!
Nov 29, 2016 near Monticello, MN

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