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Level: Intermediate
Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +68/50 ft
Total: 104 riders
 

Mountain Biking Bloomington Ferry Trail

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#22 of 136 mountain bike trails in Minnesota
#2,107 in the world

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.

First added by dauw on Jul 6, 2006. Last updated May 10, 2020. → add an update
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  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take Old Shakopee Rd. to Bloomington Ferry and Auto Club Roads. Park in the parking area north of the old Bloomington Ferry Bridge. Trail starts on southwest corner of parking lot. Same parking lot is used for New Bridge Trail.
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  • mt[email protected]
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    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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  • Jerome Bergquist
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    Fun trail along the river bottoms, lots of sand, but also some hard pack.

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  • Scott737   ✓ supporter
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    It's fun riding.on various type of trail from smooth to sandy includes some muddy.

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  • jasfoto
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    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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  • stumpyfsr   ✓ supporter
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    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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  • rraming
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    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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  • rraming
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    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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  • ****

    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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  • d2kpro
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    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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