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Coon Rapids Dam

Average Rating:    (2.11 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

Winding in and out from the main trail, trail brings you to single track that is narrow and clogged with vegitation. Some hills and some tech. A wonder full place to go if your a kid looking for a safe place or an advanced rider looking for a good spring warm up.
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Latitude
45.13930899416178
Longitude
-93.30568313598633
Trail Directions
Coon rapids Blvd. N or S to Egret W. Follow signs to the dam. Park on last street on right to avoid parking fees in park. Trails are located N of dam off of main trail.
Trail Length
5 miles total W/5 mi. paved
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Coon Rapids
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Review Date
September 12, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: normie ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I enjoy this trail almost any season thers is no snow. It connects to other trails that go through Brooklyn Park and can go to Maple Grove if you want or on the Coon Rapids side take you north to Anoka. My favorite is the loop that goes over the damn to the 610 bridge and back it's short but a nice workout before going to work in the morning. But watch out for the blasted DEER on the Brooklyn Park side. Not only do they like to jump out in front of a fast moving bike, but I swear they will turn around and laugh at you after they do it. Kinda like that TV commercial with the squirels.



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Review Date
June 10, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Huey , from Fridley, MN

Summary:
Sasquatch said:
> Also, watch out for deer!!! The deer like to
> run out in front of fast moving bikes. I don't
> want find out what it feels like in a bike/deer
> collision. Strange that you should say this, because I almost ran into a deer just yesterday. There must be a herd in the neighborhood these days.

Currently, there's some intersting mud & dirt way over on the east end of the park where it's ostensibly fenced off for highway bridge constrction. But it's off limits during the work week. Go there on the weekends and have fun getting muddy.

Other than that, there's not much excitment to be had. Mostly boring paved trails and signs to stay on the trails.

Recommended Route:
I enter from East River Road -> 85th Lane



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Review Date
June 6, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Sasquatch , from BP, MN

Summary:
If you enjoy a going fast, do not go here. Many little BMX'ers and people walking and little BMX'ers. Also, watch out for deer!!! The deer like to run out in front of fast moving bikes. I don't want find out what it feels like in a bike/deer collision.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Milaca, Elm Creek



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Review Date
September 10, 2000

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: John , from Rochester, MN

Summary:
I used to live in anoka, and have ridden these trails quite a bit. There's nothing endearing about them. If you live within riding distance, it's a place to get some dirt under your tires, but that's about it. There's no good routes. Just a bunch of short, chopped up trails broken up by paved or about to be paved trails.

Recommended Route:
There are no good routes. Take a trail, it goes through the woods for a while, until coming up a paved trail, or WIDE gravel that looks primed for paving. Find another trail that goes through the woods for a while.



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Review Date
July 10, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Drew&Alex , from Coon Rapids

Summary:
We(Drew and Alex)recommend that you bike below the dam there are many flowers and other wildlife to look at below the dam. But above the dam is fun to because you bike right next to the river. We go there about 5-6 times a week.

Recommended Route:
We(Drew and Alex)recommend that you bike below the dam there are many flowers and other wildlife to look at below the dam. But above the dam is fun to because you bike right next to the river. We go there about 5-6 times a week.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Elm Creek and we don't like to look at flowers or paved trails.



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