Some of the dirt trails along the creek were pretty overgrown, and there is some fencing to get around due to the construction on the Bryant Ave pedestrian bridge, but the creek trails were as fun as ever. There are some genuinely tough sections of trail along the creek... mostly tight sections (often with roots) and one really steep downhill.
There is also a bit of trail in Berry Park (between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun) that includes a fun little downhill.
The next dirt trail is Brownie Lake... the toughest little trail in Minnesota. The trails on the west side of the lake are rough, tight and technical. They are the type of trails that require you to get behind the seat, which is a rare thing around here.
Note: The fence along the railroad tracks has been replaced so you can no longer get to Brownie Lake from the south.
Next up is the Glenwood Connector trail between Glenwood Ave and Hwy 55. Another tight little trail with some logs to hop, and it's mostly downhill heading north.
Once you cross Hwy 55 you hit the Theo Wirth Singletrack trails...
And I wasn't the only person riding a fat bike at Theo last night! I followed fresh Larry/Endomorph tracks around the entire north loop. Unfortunately I never caught up to the fellow fat bike rider. After a lap of the Theo trails I headed home, hitting a fun dirt trail downhill near Lyndale Ave in the dark.
All these bits of dirt are interconnected by the Minneapolis paved bike trail system. Gotta love it.