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Level: Beginner
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +245/ -260 ft
Total: 71 riders

Mountain Biking Minnesota River Bottoms

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#41 of 137 mountain bike trails in Minnesota
#3,341 in the world

Singletrack and doubletrack along the Minnesota River Bottom.

First added by TrailAPI on May 14, 2014. Last updated May 8, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • 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
The River Bottom trail network has multiple entrance points. Parking and access points via Google Maps can be found here: River Bottom Access Points. The most popular entrance points [due to the size of the parking lots] are at Bloomington Ferry Road (West end), Lyndale Ave (central), and Indian Mounds Elementary School (East end).
Bloomington Ferry Road Access Point (West end): From Hwy 169, exit at Old Shakopee Rd. Head east on Old Shakopee until Bloomington Ferry Road. Head south on Bloomington Ferry. At the first stop sign, turn right and follow the road south. In about 3 blocks look for the Bloomington Ferry signs pointing to the right. Turn right, head down the hill, and park. The trail starts to the left of the information kiosk.
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  • Aleroniponi

    Lots of itchweed and other annoyances, but a decent flat trail nonetheless. Couple of sandy spots too.

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  • Trish22

    Great beginners trail. Beautiful scenery. Winter biking is great on this trail and in the summer, parts of the trail are sandy. The raft is fixed and it's fun to use the raft to get to the other side of the river--in a Huck Fin way.

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  • Sockoro

    If you know this track maybe it's ok but for first time it wasn't good. No water,no signs couple spots sand .

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  • stumpyfsr   ✓ supporter

    This is the same trail as Bloomington Ferry. It begins in Savage and goes all the way to Ft. Snelling. Singletrack and Doubletrack, somewhere sandy, somewhere muddy. Great ride for beginners or just for a fast flat pedaling. Mosquitos are crazy here in the summer time.

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