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Shinglemill

Average Rating:    (4.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

singletrack made and maintained by motocross enduro racers. The loop is only used by the dirt bikers one weekend a year. it is owned by Blandin Paper Company, so look out for logging trucks. Great singltrack mountain biking. any length of loop can be ridden, no real trailhead or markers.
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Latitude
39.391499329244546
Longitude
-105.27151107788086
Trail Directions
south on hwy 169 out of Grand Rapids, west on county 17, about 3-5 miles, left on Sugar Lake Trail Road, 1 mile, left on Shinglemill road (gravel) trails go off this road all over the place.
Trail Length
60-80 Miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Grand Rapids
Zip/Postal Code
55744
Country
USA
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 3, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 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, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Sammo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I started single-track riding last year, all thanks to my great friends and bike lovers Tyler Gerling and Andrew Karppinen. Shinglemill is great cause you never have to ride the same trail twice. Its in really great shape most of the time. There is many challenges though such as logs, tight trees and other hazards. If you want to learn great mechanical skills on the bike learn to ride at a place like this. Its really a amazing trail system. There is never a uneventful moment. Take your friends and try it out i promise you will come back again!

Recommended Route:
Take any route you see, they are all great.



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Review Date
March 29, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: BigGuy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Well this is a great train SYSTEM. There are literally miles and miles of beautiful single track right up here in Northern Minnesota. The trails have to equal in excess of 60-70 miles and not ever riding the same trail twice. It has nice single track with double track (four wheeler trails) if you want to ride the double track. You can pretty much stay on the single track if you wish. There are fun short and steep climbs and decents. One word of advice though bring BUG SPRAY, the mosquitos get pretty thick in the summer and if you stop get ready to start dancing. The thing is that this is a great place to ride and nobody really rides out here except the locals and the once annual enduro bike race yearly. This place is a HIDDEN JEM. You will see some guys on motorcycles occasionally but, I stress occasionally. They mostly come to clean and prepair the trails for the Enduro Race every summer. So that means the trails are kept clean but offer plenty of challenge for mountain bikers. This is a truely great place to ride and I hope you read this review and find out about it.

Recommended Route:
Well there are really no trail markers, except right before and after the enduro race, so you can go out and just explore I guess. I'm still exploring and finding new knarly trails all the time. I you don't want to explore just drop by the local bike shop in town Itasca Trail Sports, or send me an EMail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tioga Pit, an old abandoned mining pit. With fun technical downhill trails though the old slag piles. A really fun ,Advanced, place to ride. The trails are maintained by local mountain bikers. You can get more info at Itasca Trail Sports in Grand Rapids, ask or check the message board there to find out who to ride with.



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Review Date
March 29, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: BigGuy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Well this is a great train SYSTEM. There are literally miles and miles of beautiful single track right up here in Northern Minnesota. The trails have to equal in excess of 60-70 miles and not ever riding the same trail twice. It has nice single track with double track (four wheeler trails) if you want to ride the double track. You can pretty much stay on the single track if you wish. There are fun short and steep climbs and decents. One word of advice though bring BUG SPRAY, the mosquitos get pretty thick in the summer and if you stop get ready to start dancing. The thing is that this is a great place to ride and nobody really rides out here except the locals and the once annual enduro bike race yearly. This place is a HIDDEN JEM. You will see some guys on motorcycles occasionally but, I stress occasionally. They mostly come to clean and prepair the trails for the Enduro Race every summer. So that means the trails are kept clean but offer plenty of challenge for mountain bikers. This is a truely great place to ride and I hope you read this review and find out about it.

Recommended Route:
Well there are really no trail markers, except right before and after the enduro race, so you can go out and just explore I guess. I'm still exploring and finding new knarly trails all the time. I you don't want to explore just drop by the local bike shop in town Itasca Trail Sports, or send me an EMail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tioga Pit, an old abandoned mining pit. With fun technical downhill trails though the old slag piles. A really fun ,Advanced, place to ride. The trails are maintained by local mountain bikers. You can get more info at Itasca Trail Sports in Grand Rapids, ask or check the message board there to find out who to ride with.



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