Yawkey: Haul Road Loop

Cuyuna Trail Ride Overview:

This 2.5 mile mountain bike singletrack ride loop features the Yawkey Unit's full Haul Road trail starting and ending at the Croft Mine Historical parking lot just north of the City of Crosby, on MN HWY 6. Currently you do not need a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit to park in the Croft Mine Historical parking lot. Features of this loop include views of the Manuel Mine Lake along with sweet singletrack flow trail throughout the entire loop. This entire singletrack loop is a one-direction, one-way trail. Depending on the speed you cycle, this could be an hour or a full day experience depending on your pace and what scenery you'd like to take in.

WARNING ⚠: Please read the IMBA Responsbile Riding Rules of the Trail prior to riding by clicking https://www.imba.com/ride/imba-rules-of-the-trail

WARNING ⚠: Please review IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System prior to riding by clicking here.

WARNING ⚠: Please read the safety warnings on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Trail Map by clicking here.


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4.029 km / 2.504 mi

Total Distance

108 m / 354 ft

Total Ascent

108 m / 354 ft

Total Descent

401 m / 1,315 ft

Highest Point

Additional Info:

On-Trail Navigation:

• For on-trail navigation click "LOCATE ME" on the map (Below) on your smart phone. Location services must be turned on via your web browser and your cell phone coverage must be adequate. Additionally, for GARMIN users please download the GPX file (right hand column on this page) and upload it to your GARMIN device. Then load this route on your GARMIN prior to mountain biking. Trail


• For trail conditions visit the MN DNR CCSRA homepage— Keep in mind the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources does not update their trail conditions daily, just when trails are open, or temporarily closed due to conditions or maintenance.


• To make a donation to the ongoing annual maintenance of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails, please visit the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew (CREW), a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association's website.

• To join the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew in their annual trail maintenance please fill out this short form by clicking here.The CREW will get in contact with you. Thank you!

WARNING ⚠: The guidance on this website is for reference only and should not be interpreted as a standard, specification or regulation. Mountain biking and bicycling on gravel or paved roads are inherently risky and failure to abide by the rules and signage of the trail and road may cause serious injury or death.

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Low
Trail Signage: Good
Mobile Coverage: Limited
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Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
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