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Surf the Murph

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Trail

17.1 mile 27.5 kilometer loop
95% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,668' 509 m
Descent: -1,658' -505 m
High: 1,100' 335 m
Low: 905' 276 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Andrew Fraser

The Surf the Murph course.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

The north section is closed until late summer. If gates are closed then trails are closed.

Overview

A great race course loop in Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve. The loop follows a mix of cross-country ski trails and running trails. There are some steep climbs.

Need to Know

The south section is open to horses and dog walking, so be aware.

Description

This run is made up of many trails within Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve. The north section is wooded and follows cross-country ski trails. There are some steep climbs. Most of the trail is dirt or grass covered.

The south section is fairly open prairie with dirt trails. Many of the trails have grooves and run like singletrack.

Surf the Murph has 25KM, 50KM and 50 Mile options and the race is 1, 2 or 3 laps of this course.

The course is mainly on official trails, but there are a few sections which veer off the main trails.

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Jul 22, 2018
Christopher Flores
17.1mi
Jul 16, 2018
Mark Lutterman
hot but mostly shade 5.6mi

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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Coming in from the north
Dec 6, 2017 near Savage, MN

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