Mountain Biking Trails

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Trail closure

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services is working on a rehabilitation project for the Battle Creek regional sewer (interceptor) system. Construction is anticipated to begin October 28 through fall 2021, and will include trail closures and detours. For more information, including a detour map, please visit the project page

In partnership with the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists, Ramsey County Parks & Recreation developed a trail system in the western section of Battle Creek Regional Park that includes 3.3 miles of multi-use trails and 4.5 miles of single track mountain bike trails.

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Trail conditions

Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists provides a forum with updated trail conditions on their website.

Rules

  • Battle Creek Regional Park has the only authorized mountain bike trail in the Ramsey County park system. It is illegal to ride off-trail in any other Ramsey County park or open space.
  • All park rules and ordinances apply on mountain bike trails, including:
    • Chapter IV, Section E - Bicycling
      It shall be unlawful for any person to:
      1. Operate a bicycle, except on paved bike trails and roadways, and except as close to the right hand side of the paved bike trail or roadway as conditions permit;
      2. Operate a bicycle on unpaved trails, except at areas and times designated for that purpose;
      3. Operate a bicycle in violation of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 169, “Highway Traffic Violation’’; or
      4. Ride or operate a bicycle, except in a prudent and careful manner or at a speed faster than is reasonable and safe with regard to the safety of the operator and other persons in the immediate area. 
  • Trail hours are from sunrise to sunset.
  • Ride only on marked trails.
  • Observe one-way arrows, do not enter signs and trail closed signs.
  • Yield to pedestrians.
  • Control your speed and pass with care.
  • Maintain a safe distance when following another biker.
  • Keep environmental impact to a minimum.
  • Stay off wet or snow-covered trails.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Constructing new trails is illegal. Notify Ramsey County Parks & Recreation of any trail maintenance issues.
  • No races.