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Portsmouth: South Drag Line Full Loop

This 2.9 mile beginner/intermediate-friendly mountain biking singletrack ride loop features both the Cuyuna Lakes State Paved Trail and both loops of the South Drag Line singletrack trail south of the Portsmouth Mine Lake. This loop starts and finishes at the Croft Mine Historical parking lot just north of the City of Crosby, on MN HWY 6.

Currently you do not need a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit to park in the Croft Mine Historical parking lot.

You’ll enjoy biking the following trails:

  • Cuyuna Lakes State Paved Trail heading West out of the Croft Mine Historial parking lot.
  • Cross (cycle across) State Highway 6, please yield to all traffic.
  • Continue west on the Cuyuna Lakes State Paved Trail.
  • Cycle past the first mountain bike trail you see to your left.
  • Turn left onto the Drag Line singletrack trail (by Trail Kiosk and Picnic Shelter) off the Cuyuna Lakes State Paved Trail.
  • Complete the first loop of Drag Line.
  • Continue on the Cuyuna Lakes State Paved Trail until you reach the continuation of the Drag Line singletrack trail.
  • Cycle this segment of South Drag Line and cycle back on to the Cuyuna Lakes State Paved Trail that will bring you back to the parking lot or you could session the same trails again for additional smiles per hour.

It should be noted, the second loop of the Drag Line singletrack trail is more difficult than the first loop.

Depending on your mountain biking speed, this could be an hour or a half-day experience.

This ride route features one-way, one-direction singletrack trail.

WARNING : Please read the IMBA Responsbile Riding Rules of the Trail prior to riding by clicking https://www.imba.com/ride/imba-rules-of-the-trail

WARNING : Please review IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System prior to riding by clicking here.

WARNING : Please read the safety warnings on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Trail Map by clicking here.