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Mammoth Trail

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Tight and twisty singletrack through forest and fields. Large network that is unmarked, especially when in connects with gravel paths at several spots. Can get turned around easily. Relatively young trail that will get better with age, unless it's lost to suburban development. Continuing development of students, boulder fields, jumps, log rides, etc. Best ridden with a local.

Directions: (from Twin Cities) 494 west to SH 5, SH 5 west to SH 41, SH 41 south to Pioneer Trail in Chaska. At the intersection of SH 41 and Pioneer Trail you will see a large Target Store on the east side of SH 41. Take Pioneer Trail west. You will see Jonathan Elementary school on your right. Turn right just after you pass the school then hang another immediate right onto a gravel road (McKnight Park). This road will lead up to a parking lot (you can see the back of the school from here). You can get to the trail from this parking lot. Look for an entrance into the woods behind the pavillion.
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Latitude
44.8308260818765
Longitude
-93.60948085784912
Trail Length
12
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Chaska
State/Territory/Province
MN
Zip/Postal Code
55318
Country
US
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
March 14, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Philip ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Excellent maze of forest trails. From my point of view, it is as good as the famous CANBA in WI. It seems to be informally maintained by volunteers. It probably takes 6 hours to ride all of it.

Recommended Route:
Numerous - see review above. You can get lost. The network is vaguely shaped like a cross mostly surrounded by private lands and bisected by train tracks and a dirt road with a closed bridge. Some of the entrances to the trails are posted private. You can find entrances to the network of singletrack trails that are not posted and will surprise yourself when you exit and see a no trespassing sign behind you.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are other good trails around the twin cities. This is one of the best.



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Review Date
July 24, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Darktrader ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The description is right on, I love the trail, It has some very technical stuff but its very rewarding. Try not to get lost, You will have to cross the railroad tracks 2 times to get back to the start. It was only after riding in more then 5 times that I finally found the way out and now I have it down. the Beginning is somewhat steep, with tight trees, in the middle of the track it you will run into open fields too. This tail does have everything.

Recommended Route:
Start and keep right and hopefully you will make it back.



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