The Brownie Lake trail is a worthy addition to the Minneapolis trail system. The trail is extremely difficult and a thrilling choice for advanced mountain bikers.
The Brownie Lake trail is a 2.3 km latest addition to the Minneapolis trail system layout built many years ago. It can be dangerous as it has plenty of rocks, skinnies, and rocky up-and-downhill challenges. For this reason, we only recommend the trail for advanced and expert mountain riders. Your riding experience will range from crazy to frustrating. If you are highly skilled, you may enjoy acing the challenges.
Detailed Trail Description
The Brownie Lake trail is a welcome addition of difficulty for expert mountain bikers. Its design diverts from the typical flow-style trail on its north. You have to brace yourself for the janky, steep, frustrating, and crazy ride on the trail. It features 26 rocky sections that cover about 1300 ft. The hills have a 15% difficulty rating. That said, do not attempt the long stretch of difficulty if you are a beginner or an intermediate mountain biker.
You can begin the riding adventure from Park Way Bridge's Southside. Push your bike along the sidewalk to get there. The first challenge on the trail is descending the hill to the loop's far south end. More challenge lies in climbing and descending the hillside multiple times when coming back. The trail ends near Parkway, where it begins.
You will get a glimpse of spectacular lake views at various points on the trail.