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Goat Path

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

Although this might not be the best trail in MN, it's still a lot of fun, and I thought it should get some recognition. It's pretty flat, with some rolly hills. It's also very technical, which makes it that much more fun. Watch out for hikers and other bikers both way; it's a two-way trail.
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Latitude
44.90233481749507
Longitude
-93.15650939941406
Trail Directions
I don't want to say exactly where it is, because I'm not sure how legal it is and I wouldn't want it destroyed by an excess of riders. I will say it's in Crosby Lake Park, ask employees at a local bike shop and you might be lucky enough to get specific directions.
Trail Length
fairly short
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
St. Paul
   


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Review Date
May 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: gravityjunkie , from Homecroft

Summary:
Crosby

Recommended Route:
Floater Man - that bridge didn't wash away. We searched down to the lake and looked for remnants. Nothing was found, plus there weren't any large storms back when they disappeared last summer. This is besides the point anyway. There are some people who want to try to make the trail boring by making it straight. Plus, I think that there are some hikers who don't like bikes in that area even though it isn't designated one way or the other. My point is that we need to get together to maintain the trail and keep it fun and challenging. Are you in or out?



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Review Date
April 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: floater man , from big river, minsconsin

Summary:
to gravity boy - dont use too many exclamation points in your reviews! the wooden bridge washed away, just like every year there are spring floods!



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Review Date
December 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Gravityjunkie , from St. Paul

Summary:
Keep Singletrack single! Don't straight shoot the turns! This trail is the best kept secret in the Twin Cities. Don't ruin it! If you feel like I do, please help by blocking off "straight-shots." Folks who want to ride a straight path - Ride the paved trails!

Recommended Route:
Hello. I am a West 7th Street local and I ride the trails at Crosby quite a bit. If you also ride there, I would like to discuss the possibility of joining some folks together to better maintain those trails. Personally, I have spent many hours down there clearing brush and maintaining the trail. Lately, somebody has been straight-cutting the trail - they have been removing the twists and turns that give the trail it's real flavor. I am trying to band together some folks to put a stop to this and also better maintain the trail. The High Trail, or Goat Path as some folks refer to it, needs serious work or the sink holes will get bigger and destroy the trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Who removed the wooden bridge? Why? It was one of the best features of this trail!



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Review Date
September 4, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: flea , from st paul

Summary:
all fun but weedy by midsummer. i've asked 2 park rangers both said "it's ok but watch for hikers and dogs".love the shale rock, stream crossing, and ever changing conditions - what sucks one week will be good the next and vice versa. has eroded real bad in several spots but is actually better than a few years ago after the big windstorms. i spent 2 days cutting and clearing deadfall.



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Review Date
October 12, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Waldo , from Roseville Mn

Summary:
I give this puppy my love cause it's smack dab in the in the middle of the shitties. When I used to live a couple of miles from this trail I rode it constantly. It's sweet stuff to polish your skills on. I've seen more than one crash and burn. It's fun as hell if your not expecting too much. The Goat trail is what your lookin for, skip the sandy stingy weed crap down on the river and rage the Goat back and forth from end to end, You'll get your fill. The harder you charge it the better it is. Tree roots,sand stone and loose rock all layed into the side of hill make it a nice little single track package that's good clean fun. Oh yea, if riding from the west heading east, don't miss the rail road tie steps on the right about midway through. Stay off the front brake and bomb em! Watch out for riders coming from the opposite way!

Recommended Route:
Same as the rest.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Battle creek, Terrace oaks, Lebanon hills, Snail Lake Park {if your near it} Minnesota River Valley



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