Explore the most popular trails near Elk River with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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This is mainly a mountain biking trail but can easily be hiked as well. It makes for a challenging hike, and weaves back and forth through the trees!

Beat the heat and went early. Walked opposite the bikers so it was easy to step aside. Friendly people enjoying the trail.

One of Elk Rivers best hidden secrets!!! Love this trail! Spring and winter are great! Summer it gets very Buggy- so bring bug spray! Fall is simply amazing! Even in rain it’s a perfect workout! Walking is hard- I can’t imagine this trail on a bike!

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3 months ago

Had a nice hike, was shady for much of it which made it tolerable in the heat. Off the main road that runs down the middle we went to the left and walked a trail that wound around for about 2 miles. Less bikes coming through that side of the trails. All trails are dirt as you are hiking a dirt bike trail.

Love this park!

Absolutely love this trail. It’s definitely a hidden gem in Elk River.

trail running
5 months ago

My favorite place

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11/1/2017 18:21

Not difficult, but a good hike!

hiking
11 months ago

This trail is primarily for mountain biking and is maintained by volunteers from MN Off-Road Cycling. It was really fun. I hiked sections 1 and 4. 1 was sort of like a bike obstacle course in places. The whole thing is so circuitous that it felt almost like a labyrinth.

Section 1 has a trillion signs. Section 4 didn't, but it's really just 1 trail with a couple of diversions where you can choose your level of difficulty. I didn't mind the lack of signage.

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

This was a fun and easy trail to take the kiddos on. I really liked that a road ran through the middle of the trails because it made an easy turn around point once the kids became tired. All the curves and changes in elevation made for an interesting hike. We were excited to find the leprachaun mentioned by another hiker!

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Friday, July 14, 2017

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

had a blast with the dogs in the beginning of spring. Didn't have to worry about bikes coming through...actually we were pretty much by ourselves:) whoever put the evil leprachan in the trees is awful....but it definitely caught me off guard.

Friday, November 04, 2016

A friend and I trained for the Navy Seal inspired Battle Frog 5 mile obstacle course race simply by running this trail 1 to 2 times a week. One of my favorite parks. I recommend starting at section 4 and working backwards to 1.

Monday, August 29, 2016

If you walk all 4 sections it is 7.2 miles. Fantastic trails and switch backs and great leg workout of constant up and downs. Went walking but the best mountain biking trail I have seen. Take plenty of deep woods Mosquito repellent though - we didn't and paying for it the next day.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Great trails. Challenging and fun obstacles.

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