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Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail

Average Rating:    (4.49 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 39

Four Loops 4,10,18,23 km. in length. Doubletrack with sweet downhill at the end!
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Latitude
45.55637173588312
Longitude
-78.6181640625
Trail Directions
Take Highway 60 through Algonquin. About halfway through park
Trail Length
4,10,18,23 kilometres
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Huntsville
   


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Review Date
September 9, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: adrian ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
excellent trail, if you go during the dry times, as it get get very sloppy. Some tough climbs with lots of rocks, but rewarded with some nice downhills. Have seen many moose on the trail, especially late oct, have also seen a bear on the trail. Ridden on a rigid singlespeed.



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Review Date
July 8, 2010

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: matchine ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A buddy and I rode the full loop, 23K in early July. I would consider my skill level to be in the intermediate range, and I've ridden on a good variety of trails. However, I have never encountered anything like this.

If you are not interested in mudding it up, avoid this trail. There were times that it seemed a kayak would have been a more useful piece of equipment to my bike. There a huge mud areas in at least 30 spots taking up the whole width and up to 40 feet in length. Very deep in spots too. Our experience was a rough one. I must admit that we visited early in the season (trail opens 15-June), however I can't believe that all of the nastiness would be gone in the later summer.

The work to reward ratio of this trail was not great, and we found that sections of the trail were poorly maintained and overgrown.

As a basic comment, I would not recommend this trail. If I were in the area, I would likely drive great distances to another trail than jump on this again.

Recommended Route:
Somewhere else.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Buckwallow near Gravenhurst. Visited this place the day after riding Minnesing. Very challenging in spots, but very rewarding, and most importantly, no mud pits!



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Review Date
September 10, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Needmore Cowbell ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Very, Very Muddy. Drove up here from Detroit with a few buddies to see what the trails offered. There was a downpour before we started but headed out anyway. The first few K are very rough, and then by the time the split to the third loop occurred the trail leveled out and the few "man eating" mud pits were basically behind us. If you can get through the first few K... CONTINUE ON!!! since the worst will be behind you. We did this on FS and hardtail rigs with the downhill at the end being a lot more fun on the FS. We topped out at at 22mph on the last downhill which is very fast for the conditions and the baby heads strew about the trail. Overall a fun ride that without the major rainfall it would have been more fun to see what the trail offered instead of going into hub deep puddles no knowing what was at the bottom.

Recommended Route:
third loop is all we did in 1hr 30 min. Garmin says 1073ft. total ascent.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nothing else we found.



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Review Date
August 25, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: cinner ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I'm very much the beginner taken on two yrs with my 60 yr old dad..we did the third loop and glad we survived we were very pleased with ourselves..it was the first off road mountain bike trail for us both..we high fived huggd we made it out with only a fw problems to our bikes..brake pads wearing out was one..two yrs later determined to finish the trail i headed out on my own..lots of rain this yr so the mud was horrible..lot of deep mud holes.. did see three large bull moose that was fun in the woods by myself..lol..i made it out though very proud of myself and a life task complete..i got it done..no brakes again on return trip wore them out..have fun great sense of accomplishment when finished..love u dad..we'll get it done ..thanks for the memories..

Recommended Route:
do the largest loop if u can then if it's to hard u won't feel like u have to go back..lol..

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Railroad trail is good and much kinder but boring if your looking for the mountain biking part of a ride..



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Review Date
August 8, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Bloodfist ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is an awesome mountain bike trail. As the reviewers below mention there are plenty of roots, rocks, and mud.

The trail obstacles are well thought out and are super fun to ride. The mud doesn't really stick to your bike, so it's perfect - have fun without the long cleanup.

For a detailed review, see my post here:
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=60010

Recommended Route:
I reccomend you do all of the trails EXCEPT the 10 km route. It doesn't really have anything to offer.



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