Coon Rapids Dam - Trail, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Coon Rapids Dam - Trail, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

DESCRIPTION

Winding in and out from the main trail, trail brings you to single track that is narrow and clogged with vegitation. Some hills and some tech. A wonder full place to go if your a kid looking for a safe place or an advanced rider looking for a good spring warm up.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 12, 2005]
normie
Cross Country Rider

I enjoy this trail almost any season thers is no snow. It connects to other trails that go through Brooklyn Park and can go to Maple Grove if you want or on the Coon Rapids side take you north to Anoka. My favorite is the loop that goes over the damn to the 610 bridge and back it's short but a nice workout before going to work in the morning. But watch out for the blasted DEER on the Brooklyn Park side. Not only do they like to jump out in front of a fast moving bike, but I swear they will turn around and laugh at you after they do it. Kinda like that TV commercial with the squirels.

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3
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2
[Jun 16, 1999]
Curt

Fun for the whole family.

Customer Service

Start at dam ride around dirt trails. There are alot of little trails off the trail. Some have overlooks and others just go around. Look out for a yellow painted rocks (unless you have shocks and can take it).

Similar Products Used:

Elm Creek Park Coon Rapids Dam has trail that leads to it.

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3
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[Jun 29, 1999]
Chris

I think the trails are cool. BUT! they are NOT MTB trails! trails are shared with little kids on dirt bikes,people walking dogs,girlfriends,grandmas,deer,OTHER BIKERS. the trails are used BOTH WAYS. two way traffic on singletrack. if you do insist on comeing up to ride the dam keep your ears open and watch that back break! trails are sinking all over the place.if anyone else out there is helping clear/build the trails drop me a line.

Customer Service

my recommended route is to not show up at all. this is a small local trail which untill now has been low traffic. not to sound snobby but it is not worth the drive.

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1
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[Apr 01, 2000]
frog

this is for beginners only, and little kids with their parents. a waste of time for mountain bikers with any sort of experience. actually, if you know who chris king is, do not go here.

Customer Service

directions above

Similar Products Used:

milaca, levis mound, monticello (camp manitou)

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[May 05, 2000]
Hans

I used to be (for 5 years) the ranger who patrolled these trails on a MTB. If riders would stay on the primary trails and not cut new paths, this would be a nice little suburban trail system. It is fun until it gets busy. IT IS NOT AN AUTHORIZED TRAIL! Rangers can and will ticket you if the administration decides to close the area down. Unfortunately, Anoka Co. Parks cannot see a future in mountain biking, which is why the riverfront is a paved trail now. Tearing up the resource is not going to convince them. (I know; I tried convincing my bosses for seven years.)If you ride here, go counter-clockwise, behave, wear your helmet and OBEY THE IMBA RULES OF THE TRAIL.

Customer Service

Counter-clockwise from any access point.

Similar Products Used:

Milaca, Monticello, Crow Nordic, Elm Creek. Further out, Simpson Creek and Cut-Foot Souix.

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3
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[Jul 10, 2000]
Drew&Alex

We(Drew and Alex)recommend that you bike below the dam there are many flowers and other wildlife to look at below the dam. But above the dam is fun to because you bike right next to the river. We go there about 5-6 times a week.

Customer Service

We(Drew and Alex)recommend that you bike below the dam there are many flowers and other wildlife to look at below the dam. But above the dam is fun to because you bike right next to the river. We go there about 5-6 times a week.

Similar Products Used:

Elm Creek and we don't like to look at flowers or paved trails.

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4
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[Sep 10, 2000]
John

I used to live in anoka, and have ridden these trails quite a bit. There's nothing endearing about them. If you live within riding distance, it's a place to get some dirt under your tires, but that's about it. There's no good routes. Just a bunch of short, chopped up trails broken up by paved or about to be paved trails.

Customer Service

There are no good routes. Take a trail, it goes through the woods for a while, until coming up a paved trail, or WIDE gravel that looks primed for paving. Find another trail that goes through the woods for a while.

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[Jun 06, 2001]
Sasquatch

If you enjoy a going fast, do not go here. Many little BMX'ers and people walking and little BMX'ers. Also, watch out for deer!!! The deer like to run out in front of fast moving bikes. I don't want find out what it feels like in a bike/deer collision.

Similar Products Used:

Milaca, Elm Creek

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1
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[Jun 10, 2001]
Huey

Sasquatch said:
> Also, watch out for deer!!! The deer like to
> run out in front of fast moving bikes. I don't
> want find out what it feels like in a bike/deer
> collision.

Strange that you should say this, because I almost ran into a deer just yesterday. There must be a herd in the neighborhood these days.

Currently, there's some intersting mud & dirt way over on the east end of the park where it's ostensibly fenced off for highway bridge constrction. But it's off limits during the work week. Go there on the weekends and have fun getting muddy.

Other than that, there's not much excitment to be had. Mostly boring paved trails and signs to stay on the trails.

Customer Service

I enter from East River Road -> 85th Lane

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2
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