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Milaca City Trails

Average Rating:    (4.21 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 24

great variety along with some very technical sections. There is one Big loop with many little loops off of it. trail length depends on the loops you take. The main point where all trails depart and return. this is Sky Hill, two major downhills with about 2 main loops, one big one and one little tight, fast, technical and dangerous loop
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Latitude
45.75530752680575
Longitude
-93.66050720214844
Trail Directions
From the twin Cities, take hwy 169 N to Milaca. Take the highway 23 exit and head west through the town of Milaca. cross the river and take an immediate right on a dead end road. follow this road to the entrance to the cemetary and park there. Head west on the old railroad bed and watch for singletracks heading to the north.
Trail Length
10-20 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Milaca
   


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Review Date
April 4, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Rick ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
One of the first trails I rode, 2001-2002.I lived in Milaca at that time.I've been riding in Nevada for the last 8 years,but I have very fond memories! Good trail,lots of diversity.Look forward to coming back soon.I would rate it 6 out of 10.Maintaining the trail has always been a challenge.



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Review Date
September 10, 2011

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jaribou ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
First experience was yikes... Serious Maintenance is required for these trails to be useable. Please don't cut hay on the trails either, makes it really hard to ride through a hay feild.

Lots of potential, needs some activity and wearing in and these trails could be really cool. But current conditions made the trails near unrideable.

*Also, Ich Weed on the "West Loop" was really unpleasent since we were as far from the enterance as possible. :(
*East Loop had trees down everywhere, luckily my wife and I can portage...
*Rum River Runs and The Pines were actually really nice...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
ELK RIVER... Only thing remotely close...



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Review Date
August 18, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: aph72 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I've ridden this trail a few times. The most recent time was memorial day weekend 2008. This was probably too early in the season to hit this trail. So that probably affects my review. Anyway, it was really muddy, I ended up riding flat ground in the granny gear with lots of mud packed up on my tires. There was alot of pollen on the ground too. I think the local "stabilization pond" (open air toilet), leaches into the ground because the mud smelled like crap. Also the locals ride their horses on these trails and they are covered in road apples and horse hoof potholes. The trail didn't seem to be maintained as there were alot of low hanging branches to scratch your shoulders and back. A good chunk of this trail network is double track and dirt road. That's a negative for me. Also, Milaca is a farm town in the middle of nowhere with a population of 2000. The slack-jawed locals will stop what they're doing and stare at you like you just stepped off a spaceship. There is absolutely nothing to do in this town, except fill up your car with gas and leave. I did not have any fun riding this trail. If I happened to be driving through this area in August or September I might check it out again.....maybe.

Recommended Route:
Ride it all, at least then you can say you've "been there, done that".

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Maybe continue up 169 and check out the Cuyuna Lakes trails in Crosby.



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Review Date
September 6, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Team Hawkeye ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Hit this trail diving between work sites. I will make it a point to come back. Very fun. The loose rock/sand hills and switchbacks got the best of me several times. It is a mosquito farm like the earlier post. Don't stand around - even with bug spray. Worth a drive from the Twin Cities for sure.

Recommended Route:
Rode once - hard to recommend a route

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Memorial Trail in Redwing



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Review Date
June 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mikita , from San Francisco

Summary:
I rode the trail two days ago and enjoyed it a lot. It is 90% singletrack throughout probably 10+ miles of riding. I rode the sections signed "10K", "Dead Man's Run" and "Blast", but I did not ride the part signed Bog Monster, (having now just read more reviews about this trail, though , I wish I had done Bog Monster, as well.) Anyway, this is a moderately technical trail. I would give it a technical rating of, on average, 5-6 on a scale of 1-10. The technical challenges are mostly roots, rocks, and mud. There is virtually no sustained climbing. The trail is rolling singletrack on hardpacked dirt (except for the muddy parts) throughout. The sections marked "Blast" and "Dead Man's Run" are more technical than the rest of the trail. The entire route is a massive mosquito farm, apparently. Whenever I stopped riding, I was immediately swarmed by what seemed like hundreds of them. Take bug repellant with you if you ride this trail in the summer! Overall, I thought these trails were a moderately challenging and fun singeltrack adventure. Highly recommended!

Recommended Route:
I have only ridden it once, so I don't have a preferred route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I'm not too familiar with Minnesota riding.



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