Bloomington Ferry Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.50 out of 5
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Intermediate
13.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 200 ft
↓ 200 ft
759
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Hardpack singletrack for your big chainring that winds through Minnesota River floodplain. Hardly any elevation gain. Several bridges look sketchy but are sturdy. There are several whoops and log-overs. Lush vegetation makes for some blind corners; watch for hikers and other bikers. There is a portage on a raft over Nine Mile Creek. Trail connects with River Valley Rover Trail on the east side of I-35W. Prone to flooding.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (10)
 

Granny Gear

September 18, 2016
 
Review: Awsome trail, the start is all smooth and fast trail and if you choose to go over to the other side via the raft there is a small jump and some windy trails through the woods. Note: the tree bridge is broken and in the water!!!

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September 10, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: flat flowy fast sandy muddy nature fun alllllllll along a river... :D east side of 35W has more elevation of you stay to the north :D

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Granny Gear

September 2, 2015
 
Review: Fun trail along the river bottoms, lots of sand, but also some hard pack.

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Gnarly


July 25, 2015
Scott737 Gnarly  
 
Review: It's fun riding.on various type of trail from smooth to sandy includes some muddy.

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Gnarly


December 29, 2014
jasfoto Gnarly  
 
Review: One of the oldest MTB trails in the city. I remember riding it back in the 90's before there were any official trails around. Flat and sandy in the summer. Great to ride in the early winter, even without a fatty. The tree bridge is a fun, unique item to this trail.

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Singletrack


May 26, 2014
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
 
Review: Simple flat rolling along the river with few log futures here and there. Great place for beginner or for relaxed after-work ride. Pontoon creek crossing is cool - never done anything like that. It goes all the way to Ft. Snelling. Some spots are sandy.

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Granny Gear

September 1, 2013
rraming Granny Gear  
 
Review: Road this the last few days - this is a wonderful trail system. We started at the old bridge location (Bloomington Ferry Circle) and the trail heads East all the way to HWY 77 (cedar ave) we had two kids with us, 9 years old and they had no issue other than a few sand spots they had to walk through. Winding trail through the river bottoms, always an option to go around rather than over stuff. From here to 35W took us about an hour and the return ride the same. Saw other riders from fat tire bikes to cross cycle bikers with dropped bars, they all seemed to be having fun and most commented on how great the trail system is. I included a photo of the tree crossing, it's about 3/4 or the way to 35W and believe it goes over 9 mile creek (not sure). From kids to mature adults, this trail is a good one - Enjoy!

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Granny Gear

September 1, 2013
rraming Granny Gear  
 
Review: Road this the last few days - this is a wonderful trail system. We started at the old bridge location (Bloomington Ferry Circle) and the trail heads East all the way to HWY 77 (cedar ave) we had two kids with us, 9 years old and they had no issue other than a few sand spots they had to walk through. Winding trail through the river bottoms, always an option to go around rather than over stuff. From here to 35W took us about an hour and the return ride the same. Saw other riders from fat tire bikes to cross cycle bikers with dropped bars, they all seemed to be having fun and most commented on how great the trail system is. I included a photo of the tree crossing, it's about 3/4 or the way to 35W and believe it goes over 9 mile creek (not sure). From kids to mature adults, this trail is a good one - Enjoy!

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Poseur

December 24, 2011
 
Review: Very fun to ride, as the discription stated it is in the flood plain so more then half gets flooded in the spring. I did not ride it this fall but know that it is probibly dry by then so it might be better. I would recomend wearing some bug spray durring the summer.

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Granny Gear

August 25, 2011
d2kpro Granny Gear  
 
Review: Itchweed has overgrown much of the trail. Without Long Pants its Miserable. The trail is not maintained. The trail Covers a floodplain so you need very aggresive tires to stay afloat of the mud in quite a few areas. The trail is NOT hardpack.

* Review edited 8/25/2011

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Bloomington Ferry Trail MTB Trail 3.50 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.
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