Mahnomen: Galloping Goose (Easy Street) Loop

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Cuyuna.com Trail Ride Overview:

This nearly 6 mile mountain biking loop takes you throughout the entire "Outer Rim" tour of the Mahnomen Unit of Trails. The loop starts and finishes in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA) Miner's Mountain Rally Center. A Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is required to park a car or truck in this area.

 

Prior to parking within the Miner's Mountain Rally Center stop and purchase a State Park Vehicle Permit at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Office at 307 3rd Street, Ironton, MN 56455 or call 218-546-5926 to confirm their open office hours.

 

Once your State Park permit is in hand, simply drive a few blocks north on HWY 30/Irene Avenue in Ironton. The entrance to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area will be to your left after you drive past the last stop sign within the city of Ironton. The entrance to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is super close to town, but it's kind of easy to miss the entrance as well.

 

This nearly 6 mile loop will take you through the Mahnomen Unit, mountain biking the trails of Galloping Goose (formerly known as Easy Street), Boot Camp, and Sidewinder. 

 

WARNING ⚠: The very end of this trail loop when approaching the Miner's Mountain Gravel Road can be a difficult stretch for beginner cyclists due to the large switchbacks. Another route down to the Rally Center could be the gravel Miner's Mountain road. Please exercise caution when mountain biking on the gravel road down to the Miner's Mountain Rally Center as this road is open to automobiles and trucks.

 

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.

 

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 Conditions:

• 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.

 

Donate:

• 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.

 

Volunteer:

• 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.

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9.522 km / 5.916 mi

Total Distance

262 m / 860 ft

Total Ascent

262 m / 860 ft

Total Descent

406 m / 1,333 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: High
MTB Segment: cross country
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Average
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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