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Three feature-packed loops through Sunfish Lake Park that get progressively harder.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

100%

Singletrack

985' 300 m

High

908' 277 m

Low

366' 112 m

Up

367' 112 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Drops/Jumps

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

Overview

MORC, with the support from the City of Lake Elmo, added bike trails to Sunfish Lake Park in 2020. Work has continued to improve the trails, add features, and improve signage.

Description

The route consists of a Green Trail, Blue Trail, and Black Trail loop all with their share of flow and technical features. Please be aware this route has features that are intended for skill building. If you are new rider or are looking for a lower-risk option I suggest Reid Park which is only a few miles away.

This is the place for you if you are looking for a place to practice rollers, jumps, berms, elevated lines, and more.

Check out the trail Facebook page for updates: facebook.com/SunfishMTB/

History & Background

Sunfish Lake Park is considered by many to be the crown jewel of the Lake Elmo park system – an important symbol of the quiet rural character of Lake Elmo. The first European settlement in Lake Elmo was located near this park, and it is here where the assembly met that created the township we now know as the City of Lake Elmo.

The park is a 284-acre natural area that is recognized by the Department of Natural Resources as a "Regionally Significant Ecological Area." Depending on the season, woodland, wetland, and prairie plant communities can be enjoyed by skiing or walking the network of approximately nine miles of mowed trails. Recent improvements to the park include a 17-acre prairie restoration project on the south side of the park. The mix of native wildflower and grass species used on the project was based on the plant community that is believed to have been present in this area prior to European settlement. The park is home to a wealth of wildlife.

Contacts

Shared By:

Sam Roeh

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  4.4 from 12 votes

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Photos

The big skinny
Apr 18, 2024 near Lake Elmo, MN
Big honking skinny.
Apr 18, 2024 near Lake Elmo, MN
Balance feature on the black loop
Sep 20, 2021 near Lake Elmo, MN
View of the Trailhead
Sep 20, 2021 near Lake Elmo, MN
Newly added rollers on the Green Loop
Sep 20, 2021 near Lake Elmo, MN
New gap at the end of the black trail.
Aug 24, 2022 near Lake Elmo, MN

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Aug 28, 2023
Lori Malvey
4.3mi
Jul 11, 2023
Lori Malvey
5.2mi — 1h 05m
Sep 7, 2022
Tony Grossman
3.4mi — 35h 00m
Jun 27, 2022
Lou Hibbard
c 4mi
Jun 12, 2022
Travis Moore
Apr 29, 2022
Erik Olson-Williams
Oct 15, 2021
Graham Kolb
Awesome trail in pretty good condition; black flowed VERY well, green loop could use some work 5mi — 1h 00m
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