One of the most popular trails in the Twin Cities metro area for advanced riders.

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FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Battle Creek is the most popular mountain bike trail on the Saint Paul side of the Twin Cities.

The park offers about 10 miles of mountain bike-legal singletrack trail which is, unfortunately, "the only authorized mountain bike trail in the Ramsey County park system." ([Source](https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/parks-recreation/parks-trails/trails/mountain-biking-trails)) Well, at least you can enjoy this one fantastic trail! According to some sources, on-the-ground navigation at Battle Creek is quite confusing.

This map should help you, but be sure to keep an eye out for the few trail signs, as well as one-way arrows to show you the correct direction of travel on certain trails.

Of the 10 miles of singletrack, 4.5 miles are rated as "advanced," and 5.5 miles are rated as "intermediate." Bear in mind that these are Midwestern trail ratings, however.

Trails here are rated relative to other trails in the area.

The singletrack itself "consists of packed soil, sandy spots, and rocky hillsides," according to Molly O'Connor on [Rootsrated.com](https://rootsrated.com/minneapolis-mn/mountain-biking/battle-creek-regional-park).

"With many technical drops and steep inclines, this trail will get your heart pumping in no time," she continues.