Goat Path - Trail, St. Paul, Minnesota

Goat Path - Trail, St. Paul, Minnesota

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Although this might not be the best trail in MN, it's still a lot of fun, and I thought it should get some recognition. It's pretty flat, with some rolly hills. It's also very technical, which makes it that much more fun. Watch out for hikers and other bikers both way; it's a two-way trail.

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[May 04, 1999]
me 2

sandy; overused; best technical parts are "dumbed down" by enterprising weenies.

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[May 06, 1999]
Matt

how did you guys find out about these
Who are u??
this trail is very fun down in crosby
it rules!

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[May 08, 1999]
jimmy bob

ITS IN CROSBY BY THE UH, OH YEAH

andy dAYTON SUCKS

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OVER THAT WAY

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hOW DID THE First gaywad find out about this path?????

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[May 13, 1999]
Bif

To 14 year old Jimmie Bob: of course you can clean it; you're filling in the technical sections with sand, removing rocks, and riding it the weenie direction.

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[Jun 22, 1999]
Lemur

Yes, it is very illegal to ride on any of the unpathed paths at crosby, but who the hell cares!! Now, how could you possibly say that these trails are technical. The only technical part about them is the occasional mud. Oh well, good fun, and it's in the cities! Bonus for us, huh? Get out, ride 'em. Just don't thrash them, and ruin it for all of us. See ya on the trail!

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[Jul 06, 1999]
Sepuku

Crosby Farm is a nice diversion between lowertown St. Paul and the Fort Snelling area; but not much of a destination in itself. The interesting chunks are too damn short; and there are way too many hikers prancing around in the nettles and sand. Bring a date and some protection, after you've ridden some other trails worth the effort.

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The most fun sections of trail drop down away from Shepard towards the Mississippi, and they're really short. As you get closer to the river, however, the trails are flat, sandy, and frequently flooded.

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[Aug 03, 1999]
Andy

The Goat Path is sweet but...WHO THE HELL IS JIMMY BOB?!
BTW:It actually kind of sucks right now 'cause it's way too overgrown.

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[Jul 24, 2000]
Craig Gjeridngen

Once down the step drop in ride along the path taking the upper right hand path to no have to leave the bike. Watch for others, make noise to warn people. Once you emerge from the tail on the paved path keep heading forward. when the path turns left to go around the pond/lake stay headed straight. stick to the trails that hug the cliff side. Ride the less know section. It will emerge by the little park office shed. cross the road and catch the trail that drops in about a hundred yards from the fence (this section is very sandy) it goes in about 2 hundred yards to the river and turns left. About a hundred yards and your back on a paved path. Ride this path that follow the river bank until it take a hard left and goes away from the river. You don't go left, find the trail that keeps going along the river bank. Ride in a ways, bout 1/2 mile. Don't be temped by the shot offs to the left, most just head back to the paved trail. This follow the river until the sand almost gets unbearable then take one of the left legs. As soon as you see something even remotely promising turning back to the right (at most a couple of hundred yards) take it. In late summer this section is usually over grown with sting weed. But in spring and fall this section is very fast, sweep, turny fun. Paths back in this section criss-cross all over the place so have some fun. Or just stay to the left and ride the last piece of this loop and end up right back at the beginning of the goat path. You'll know your back when the trail ends at the paved walk path again. Cross it into the little pebbly rocks and fight your way through to the other side and follow the little trail back to the bottom of the hill were you started. Turn around and do it backwards. This loop is about 4.5 miles. Which for the terrain changes and somewhat technical section is a gem for a ride in the middle of the city.

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Small note about the legality of the ride. I've been riding here religiously for over 16 years. I was there before all the little birdy watchers and the rest were there. Riding sting weed lined game trail to create this jewel of a city ride! I wont leave. Even if there are signs. Speaking of which, have you noticed these signs are a bit different than allthe others around.

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I'm the summer I ride into work. I'm 200 yards from this ride. So if you want a tour, just email me. I'm usually game! There are also more tails on the way to the hidden falls picinic area, they extend all the way back to the Ford Plant fence.

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[Jul 14, 2001]
Brendan

Because this trail is built into the side of a cliff/hill, it is very windy. It is very tight singletrack that hugs the side of the hill and only occasionally dips down and then back up (ie: this trail is essentially flat). But don't let the contour deter you, this is a challenging trail due to its width and its perilous placement on the slope. There are plenty of exposed rocks and roots, but again, the tight nature of the trail is enough to have you sweating bullets at times.

The trail is not very long, and you will *never* go very fast, but it can be a good test of your balls and balance. Go try it. This trail gets points for being in the city, too.

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From the intersection of Montreal and Shepard road (just East of Highway 35E, north of the Mississippi), enter the park, get on your bike at the gate and head off into the trees to your right. Stay on the trail that is more uphill.

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Terrace Oaks

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[Oct 12, 2001]
Waldo

I give this puppy my love cause it's smack dab in the in the middle of the shitties. When I used to live a couple of miles from this trail I rode it constantly. It's sweet stuff to polish your skills on. I've seen more than one crash and burn. It's fun as hell if your not expecting too much. The Goat trail is what your lookin for, skip the sandy stingy weed crap down on the river and rage the Goat back and forth from end to end, You'll get your fill. The harder you charge it the better it is. Tree roots,sand stone and loose rock all layed into the side of hill make it a nice little single track package that's good clean fun. Oh yea, if riding from the west heading east, don't miss the rail road tie steps on the right about midway through. Stay off the front brake and bomb em! Watch out for riders coming from the opposite way!

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Same as the rest.

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Battle creek, Terrace oaks, Lebanon hills, Snail Lake Park {if your near it} Minnesota River Valley

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