Brownie Lake - Trail, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brownie Lake - Trail, Minneapolis, Minnesota

DESCRIPTION

Advanced - short steep climbs and drops, both uphill and downhill switchbacks, off camber, big log and rock crossings

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 15, 2012]
MisterJoeBotto
Racer

The Brownie Lake trail is in rough shape and has a lot of washed out areas and downed trees. I tried riding it on my way to Theo Wirth and had a lot of problems with overgrowth and impassible downed trees. I wouldn't recommend riding unless you are DYING for a new trail to ride in Minneapolis

Customer Service

Enter by trail off lake

Similar Products Used:

Theo Wirth, Cedar Lake

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 28, 2009]
guaranteedkill
Cross Country Rider

This trail is still there but it looks like it might be gone in the near future. A lot of the trees around Brownie Lake have been cut down and it looks like the city is preparing to turn it into another park area. I would say that 75% of this trail still exists at the moment and what is left of it is in pretty decent shape. I rode it the other day. This is a short but very challenging trail with lots of short, very steep climbs and tons of uphill and downhill switchbacks. Get out and ride it before it is gone. It is definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

Similar Products Used:

Theodore Wirth official mountain bike loop trails. Cedar Lake trails. Wirth Lake trail (short but fun).

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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
[Nov 08, 2003]
Andrew
Racer

This is a good trail with lots of tecnical switchbacks it also has optional rock jumps and other obsicals the only bad thing about this trail is that is too small and its gettin torn up cause everyone is breaking too hard

Similar Products Used:

worth is bichen

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 17, 2000]
Matt C.

I talked about this trail in my review of Cedar Lake, but its worth mentioning again, especially since more new trail has been added. This trail is as technical as anything you'd find at Lone Lake, but just shorter. There is still some stuff I can't clean, but once the trail gets more buffed, I think it will all be ridable for expert level riders. I give the trail 4 stars just because it doesn't have the miles to go with it. But hey, it's close.

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4
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RATING
[Apr 25, 2000]
Kjohnson

The single track west of the Lake offers some of the best technical riding in the Metro. Alot of ups & downs, and switch backs provide a challange to keep from bouncing off trees!! Short but rewarding and Not for Wussy's!!!

Customer Service

Tie in with Cedar and Wirth trails

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 02, 2000]
Norman

I have ridden this trail about ten times and continue to find new parts of it that I haven't ridden yet. I am not a great technical rider, but this area provides lots of oppurtunity to practice technical riding. Some of the climbs on this trail are ridiculously hard and I have seen many very good riders fail to make certain climbs. Make sure that if you're riding this trail you have good brakes because the descents are very fast and very short

Customer Service

I usually go around Cedar Lake until it runs into Brownie. You go about half way around Brownie Lake and then you have to keep your eyes open for the trailhead

Similar Products Used:

I also recommend the trail around Cedar Lake and the trails in Theo Wirth Pkwy

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 19, 2000]
Speed Demon

This trail rocks. This is a mile and a half of the most technical stuff in the Cities. Tie it in with all the stuff in Wirth and you've got one helluva ride. I did the trail from start to finish in 9 minutes and 11 seconds with only one dab. TOP THAT!!!!

Customer Service

This trail is kinda hard to find, go to the west side of Brownie lake and just go into the woods until you find the trail. The trail is meant to be ridden from south to north. It is unridable the other direction.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 24, 2000]
Paul

I don't think that this trail is any longer than a mile but it's deffinately worth hitting in between theadore wirth and Cedar.
The west side is pretty flat with a few small dips, the east side is the fun side. Nice windy trail thats fun to ride and becomes better once you know it.

Customer Service

Just north of Cedar Lake along prkwy.

Similar Products Used:

Cedar Lake

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 02, 2000]
frog

Jeeeesh. This is some pretty tough stuff. I was feeling a little under the weather when I rode this trail, but it is definitely the most technical and advanced trail in the Twin Cities area. The West end of it is all switchback, steep but short climbs and descents, most of it is off camber, adding more fun to the works. I have to admit that I dabbed alot...walked some too. I was not ready for this stuff when I went out for after work jaunt. Now that I know what I'm in for, I'll be back to practice alot more. This trail would not be any fun for anyone below an intermediate level, but for riders with a good foundation, this is a good place to practice some way technical riding in basically downtown MPLS. This is great trail, and best off all, nobody was there to see me make a fool outta myself...but it was fun!!!
And, like the rider below said, it seems that this trail is meant to be ridden south to north...it would be almost impossible the other way.

Customer Service

This trail goes around Brownie Lake which is on the North side of Cedar Lake, right across the railroad tracks.

Similar Products Used:

Battle Creek, Milaca City

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 16, 2001]
thebollix

9 and change me arse, 8 and a half on a single, thats the dogs bollix.

Customer Service

It's all just a blur

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4
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