The Loppet Foundation maintains 4.5 miles of multi-use event trails in Theodore Wirth Park. These trails wind around the area “behind” the main Chalet and near The Trailhead. Great for trail running or hiking, these trails are only open when dry. The Minneapolis Off-Road Cycling Advocates (MOCA) maintain an additional 7 miles of trails in the park. Check this page for more information on those trails
Back 40 Loop:
Approximately 3.5 miles of single track, 0.5 miles are expert
Accessible off of the Luce Line Trail that runs easterly from Theodore Wirth Parkway, just south of The Trailhead.
Approximately 0.66 miles of single track
Accessible from Theodore Wirth Parkway, just south of the railroad track bridge and from the south near Olson Memorial Highway
Just short of a one-mile loop
Accessible from the Northwest corner of the Theodore Wirth Parkway and Glenwood Avenue and off the parkway’s paved trail 0.25 miles further north
Approximately 1.9 miles of single track. 1.9 miles are intermediate difficulty.
Accessible from the Southwest corner of the Theodore Wirth Parkway and Glenwood Avenue, and from the Northwest corner of Theodore Wirth Parkway and I-394
Brownie Lake Loop:
Approximately 1.5 miles of single track. 0.75 miles are intermediate to expert difficulty, 0.25 are expert difficulty, and 0.5 are extreme difficulty.
Accessible by bike from the Southwest corner of the Theodore Wirth Parkway and I-394
Brownie Lake Loop is an advanced trail with steep rock climbs and descents, and technical features including drops.