Theadore Wirth Park - Trail, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Theadore Wirth Park - Trail, Minneapolis, Minnesota

DESCRIPTION

Trails are two old fire road loops interconecting with tons of single track trails in and around the roads. The riding offers step trails and gentaly hilly trails.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 07, 2005]
mdipthong
Cross Country Rider

A great trail for west enders, especially now that it is legal. Not as entertaining and thrilling as Lebanon but still great single track with the flow and good use of space. Please support MORC and MOCA; ski areas charge more money for riding one day than what a donation to MORC can provide for a year's worth of riding.

Customer Service

Follow the signs (it is well marked) and stay on the bike trails. Visit http://www.mocatrails.org/ for the details.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 07, 2005]
Fungazi
Weekend Warrior

Just posting to point out that many of these trails are now LEGAL, thanks to the efforts of MORC and MOCA. And there's MAPS and TRAIL MARKERS, which makes things 5000% more fun if you don't know your way around. Apparently this is part of a "pilot project" to see if construction of singletrack in ALL metro parks is feasable. PLEASE treat these trails well, and be polite to hikers, runners, redidents, etc. This one summer could hugely impact the quality of MTB riding in the Twin Cities!

Customer Service

http://www.mocatrails.org/files/Maps/Orthophoto_Map.jpg for the map. http://www.mocatrails.org/ for general info on the project.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 27, 2004]
freeriderman27
Downhiller

MORC is fixing up this trail alot, its better becasue theres a lot more orginized trail but its bad becasue they took away all the fun flowy sections of the trail, and also distroyed the jumps in the feild and took down all the bridges, but have no fear if you creative and got some balls you can do the wall drop on the side of the trail, but over all i would recomend going and doing this trail, its fun and is alot cleaner now that MORC has worked on it, there is still alot of work to be done on it too so come out and help with trail work,so go to the website and get involved morcmtb.org

Customer Service

just take the loop, and after your done hit up the jumps on the other side of duluth street in the this little park thing

Similar Products Used:

browny, cedar

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 25, 1998]
Anton Shueling

I went out into the golfy course and began looking for the ski hills with my Intense Xc. I turned left and kept going along the fence and around the swamp to a very step fire road. The climb was killer and a soon as I got up to the top of the "platoue" I notcied sevral fire road like accents! Sweet! They were very step and fast! I would not recomed riding there too much cause of the golf course activity but this time of year is great cause no one is there! So you can tottaly trash the golf course! YEAH!

Customer Service

I just went to the trails and found the gates open to the golf course. The gate I went through was on a rocky downhill section going out to the parkway.

Similar Products Used:

Ceadar lake trail and BMX jump world next ot Ceadar Lake.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 06, 1999]
B. Rainbow

From the top intersection, you've got options. The best rides are with locals who will gladly zip thru their most recent strung-together sections. Even the flat plateau has some fast flat pack- gettting the sections to hook-up will be your good time goal. Recently though, I've seen some peculiar behavior by those pesky sun-gods, so hoot and hollar a lot and that will keep theme off the goods- doubtless it will keep their clothes on though, hehehe :P. be nice.

Customer Service

Starting by the double gate by the par-3 parking lot will awaken your favorite Caddyshack impressions. I recommend hiding in some bushes to do some low spoken golf announcer-style color commentary-Noonan- while passing a jubilee jay- get to the grassy knoll and choose your poison.

Similar Products Used:

Cedar- try riding off your garage

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 02, 2000]
Joe T.

For all us city dwellers, there is enough single track between Wirth, Brownie, and Cedar Lake to hold us over for the big weekend rides. Starting on the west side of Cedar Lake there is some fun stuff the BMX kids ride on... you can put some fun loops together in there. From there head north across the railroad tracks to a trail that takes you along the east side of Little Brownie Lake, follow that around to the southwest corner of the lake and look for some super technical singletrack in the woods there. From there cross 394 and hit every patch of woods in Theo Wirth park ending at Hidden Lake behind the golf course, but don't ride where signs prohibit it or else you will ruin it for the rest of us. Some of the singletrack is as technical as it gets, but you have to string together multiple loops and thats why it only gets 4 stars. P.S. - can't mountain bikers spell?

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 26, 2000]
Alden

This trail had a little bit of everything, and a lot of technical. We hapened across 8" wide bridges and a teeter-totter. There was also some fast rolling single track as well as some fast double track. Not a good trail for beginners. Nicest thing is it's right in the middle of everything. This is not a good trail for beginners. Intermediate might find themselves off their bike more than they'd like to be.

Customer Service

Find the train tracks and ride west from the parkway down the north side of them until you see some trail. Try to find a local to show you the routes.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 08, 2000]
Shawn

Intermediate-Advanced. Single track, switchbacks, tight corners, obstacles Speaking of obstacles (fallen trees, rocks and other natural occurrences in the trail). Please don't remove any of them. If you can't bike over them you are on a trail that is too advanced for you. Not everyone wants to ride at your level. There are many trails in the area that are beginner level. Other than getting hurt or trashing your bike there is nothing more disappointing than hitting a trail and thinking "I going to fly through this trail without wiping out and even jump that big old log at the end" and when you get to the end you see the log has pushed off the trail. Please be considerate of other riders. If you have to get off your bike and go over or around then you are riding a trail that is out of your range and you will never get better if you move the obsticles out of the way. This one is not for beginners. The trail ends at the railroad tracks. For those of you who know where the tetor/toter (sp?) is go left after you come out of the trail and follow the railraod tracks about a hundred yards and you can cross at the swamp and get back by the jumps and tetor toter.

Customer Service

There are more trails on the other side of the railroad tracks. If you like dips and switchbacks this is the trail for you. If you park at the golf course take the bike path past the trailhead where the gate is. Keep following the bike path about a block until you see the picnic table. If you start going down the last hill before 55, turn around it's at the top of the hill. The entrance is right next to the picnic table. Go around the table or between the table and the branch on the right. To get to the trail I'm talking about you want to go to the right and keep going that direction. You will eventually run into a trail that goes downhill. Keep following it. Watch your head.

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I've lived on the Minneapolis/Robbinsdale border for about three years. Keep looking because there are more trails in the area that what is listed here. You can enter a trail at Golden Valley Road and Theo Wirth Parkway and ride for half a day without hitting the same trail twice. If you are into some crazy biking check out the trails after a really hard rain. Some of the trails flood to about 3-4 feet of water. You'll be riding down a hill and splash into the water and back up another hill.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 02, 2001]
Joel

Well i like this trail cuz there are so many options as to how you ride this trail. Basically i have seen people ride both directions on the trail which is no big deal keep you eyes open for this. there is a lot of stuff out here that i like including riding the log by the lake lots of interlinked singletrack Oh be careful for the nudist you may run over some naked nude guys (ewe)

Customer Service

start at shadler park (i think this is the name)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 07, 2001]
Jason

This is one of the best trails in the Twin Cities area. Many different paths you can take, from technical stuff, like teeter-totters, barrels and more (which I helped build), to small but steep downhill with quick turns. You can stay there for a whole day mixing up the many paths, I'd say somewhere about 15 miles. It seems anywhere you go you come out to a new place. Not many jumps, but it's mountain biking anyway. I ride there every day in the summer. Look for more new trails to come.

Customer Service

The parks name is Shaper, start there, take a right at the train tracks and you will see the paths.

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I recommend Brownie Trail and Cedar trail, both are pretty good.

OVERALL
RATING
5
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