Updated: June 24, 2015
Mountain Biking at Hiawatha Highlands
These are very popular MB trails Just 10 minutes from the Inn. the main trail system is a well-signed, world class cross-country skiing area, but once summer comes, a myriad of rider-created single track is accessible to all ability levels.
Crystal Creek System
Kinsmen 2 km - Easy
All the trails on the Crystal Creek Trail System start on this trail. A gentle loop with gradual up hills and down hills. The simple turns and hills makes for an easy beginner trail or a great cool down after a long day’s bike.
Crystal Creek 5 km - Difficult
This is a challenging trail suited for the more advanced biker. The trail is full of exciting twists and turns with plenty of ups and downs.
Hiawatha Extension 2 km - Difficult (Reverse direction)
The trail branches off the Crystal Creek Trail around the 1 km point. The trail has lots of hills and curves, sharp turns, up hills, and fast descents. It rejoins the Crystal Creek Trail just past the 1 km point.
Inner Loop Extension 2 km - Intermediate
The trail branches off, then and rejoins the Crystal Creek Trail around the 1.5 km point. The level terrain allows for a fast pace on this loop. There are small rolling hills surrounded by beautiful scenery.
Olympic Extension 2.5 km - Difficult
The trail branches off, then and rejoins the Crystal Creek Trail around the 2.5 km point. A challenging trail with an enjoyable balance of flats and hills.
The Pinder 4 km trail is double-tracked. All other extensions are single-tracked.
Pinder Trail 4 km - Easy
The Pinder Trail follows a gentle terrain and has no large climbs or down hills. It is the ideal beginner trail. There is a lookout and rest area around the 2 km point. The trail then passes through a large section of maple sugar bush.
White Pine Extension 2 km - Easy
The White Pine Extension follows a gentle terrain and has no large climbs or down hills. It is an ideal beginner trail. The extension leaves the Pinder Trail around the 1 km point, just before the turnoff for the Mockingbird Hill Extension. It rejoins the main trail at the same point.
Mockingbird Hill Extension 2 km - Intermediate
The average biker can easily handle the one small downhill this trail offers. It passes through a section of farmer’s field from which the Mockingbird Pioneer Farm and Christmas Tree Farm can be viewed. The extension leaves the Pinder Trail around the 1 km point and rejoins the main trail three hundred meters down the trail.
Sugar Bush Extension 2 km - Easy
A gentle loop with only one easy hill. The combination of hardwood and pine trees adds to the beauty of the trail. All levels of bikers will enjoy this trail. The extension leaves and rejoins the Pinder Trail around the 3 km point.