Winter Fat Biking in Minnesota

By Brian Fanelli

Winter fat biking on a trail overlooking Duluth
Winter fat biking on a groomed trail overlooking Duluth / Photo by Hansi Johnson

If you're looking for a fun new way to embrace the Minnesota winter, riding a fat bike will put a smile on your face that's even bigger than your tires.

These days there are a ton of great places to winter fat bike in Minnesota. Whether you're a first time cyclist or an outdoor enthusiast, fat biking is a healthy hobby that anybody can enjoy. Here is a small sample of the great winter fat biking trails you'll find across Minnesota.

Fat Bike Trails in Northern Minnesota

Two riders winter fat bike at Cuyuna
Two riders on the groomed trails at Cuyuna / Courtesy of

Fat Bike Trails in Minneapolis-St. Paul

  • Elm Creek boasts more than 10 miles of winter fat bike trails. Featuring fast, flowing groomed trails, Elm Creek is a must-visit destination.
  • Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul has six miles of groomed trails for fat biking and non-motorized recreation.
  • In Minneapolis, winter fat bike enthusiasts flock to the woods of Theodore Wirth Park for seven miles of tightly twisting singletrack and a skyline-view pump track.

Fat Bike Trails in Southern Minnesota

Fat Bike Northfield Winter 1
Fat biking the Sechler Park River Bottoms Trail in Northfield / Photo by Anna Min