Distance
13.49 km
Ascent
368 m
Descent
368 m
Peak
301 m
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
1-2 hrs
Battle Creek Mountain Bike Trail

Overview

This trail is a combination of 2-way and 1-way trails, which makes up a nearly 10-mile ride. Though the terrain is hilly, the climbs are relatively short and the trails are mainly fast hard-pack. You’ll find some sandy sections as well as rocky and rooty ones too.

For a metropolitan trail system, Battle Creek is quite big. The area has everything for all technical rides with trails ranging from smooth, hard-park ski trails to expert-level singletrack.

Some parts of the park are very peaceful and quiet with trees all sides. That’s why many riders love this place as it gives you the feeling of being far away from the city.

Terrain

The terrain is quite hilly, so get ready for some climbs and descents. Fortunately, most of the climbs are short. The longest one gains approximately 110' in elevation. Trails are mainly fast hard-back with some sandy sections and rocks and roots here and there.

Access

Battle Creek Regional Park is located approximately five miles east of downtown of St. Paul, off I-94.

Driving east on I-94, exit on McKnight Road and turn right (south). Drive south to the Upper Afton Road. Turn right on Upper Afton Road and drive to Winthrop Street. Turn left on Winthrop Street, and drive for one block. Then turn right, into the Battle Creek Community Center parking lot. This is the trailhead.

The official trailhead is located directly south of the Community Center. Just head south across the grass, until you pick up a well-worn singletrack about 100 yards later. (Note: there is another parking lot available off Pt. Douglas Road—we don't recommend using it, as there have been quite a few break-ins at the Pt. Douglas lot.)

Food and drink

Please bring some food and plenty of water.

 

Some information is sourced from:

https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7028008/battle-creek-mountain-bike-trail

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
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 - Double Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Off-Road
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
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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