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Murphy Hanrehan

Average Rating:    (3.88 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

From the parking area you will ride for approximately 1.5 miles to the Mountain Bike Trail head. The Mountain Bike loop is 2.7 miles long and is a one way trail. The trail is very hilly and very steep. Fast and fun downhill sections throughout. Watchout for the sharp left turn just over the hill at the 3/4 point. The caution sign is there to keep you out of the trees. The trail is only open from August 15th through October 31st.
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Latitude
44.72307625312174
Longitude
-93.34739685058594
Trail Directions
From Highway 35W South, take County Road 42 West for about 2 miles and then go left (South) at Burnsville Parkway. This will turn into Hanrehan From 35W South, take County Rd. 42 West for approximately 2 miles. Turn left(South) on Burnsville Parkway. This turns into Hanrehan Lake Blvd. Turn left on County Rd. 75. The park is on the left after the turn.
Trail Length
2.7 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Savage
   


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Review Date
August 10, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: speedzilla ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is an all new singletrack trail. Don't bother reading any reviews prior to 05/07 as that trail no longer exists.

Go to morcmtb.org for all the details on this great trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Terrace Oaks, MN River Bottoms



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Review Date
July 7, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: painterdude ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
the new trail is a blast. It is nothing like the old one. this one has tight, narrow, twisty trails. lots of things in the trail like rocks, roots, branchs, etc, so you have to be alert most of the time. it has a few short sweet climbs, a couple of downhills you can get some speed. you have to careful on some of the corners, they are off camber without berms, so to much speed will have you hugging a tree pretty fast. It is alot tighter than Leb, and you can't go as fast but it is just as fun in it's own way.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Leb, river bottoms, terrace oaks.



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Review Date
June 16, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: gopherhockey ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Murphy Hanrehan was once nothing but gravel covered ski trails. the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC) www.morcmtb.org in cooperation with the land manager have transformed this into a brand new 10 mile singltrack trail system! Ignore all the reviews you have seen up until this one as they no longer apply. Opening a 10 mile brand new singletrack trail is no easy accomplishment, but MORC and 3RPD pulled it off. This is a brand new trail, so features and obstacles will be added by the trail crew over time. Until then enjoy some of the best scenery the Twin Cities has to offer as you ride this excellent singletrack trail.

Recommended Route:
Check out http://www.morcmtb.org/trailreviews/metro/murphy.shtml for a full trail review, including pictures, maps, routes, directions etc.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lebanon Hills, Terrace Oaks, Theo Wirth, Battle Creek, Mammoth



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Review Date
May 8, 2005

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: chefhearn ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail is for the idiots i the tights!!! ONLY uphills, that the pretty boyz just love!! Get over it ladies, and start riding DOWN the hillz. Oh, yea, they even love it with ONE gear........totally LAME!!!

Recommended Route:
SKIP it and ride Lebanon if ya like to husstle.



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gopherhockey (06/16/2007)
this review now outdated. Trail has been completely re-done.
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Review Date
October 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Paul Hill ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Very good trail for people wanting a workout. Trail consists of pretty lung-busting uphills and screaming downhills. Surface is either fire track (fine gravel) or a mixture of rock and sand. No technical stuff at all.

If you want to work on your climbing technique then go here - there's one hill that I could not do but the resulting downhill is great fun. Warning - it takes a right turn 2/3 of the way down. I got 36 mph down here on my rigid, I found braking to be nearly impossible! :-)

The left turn that everyone mentioned is pretty well marked but I can see how it might be a problem - be warned.

I was charged a parking fee for being there on the weekend. Take $4 and a pen to fill in the parking slip, if not you could face a fine of $80 or so the nice warden told me.

Recommended Route:
Only one avaliable.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Farm or Lebanon (double expert) for technical, Terrace Oaks for some fast downhill.



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