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Easy walk, very cool to see the confluence of the rivers. Great bird watching, too.

Incredible hike but I wouldn't classify it as easy, definitely more in the moderate range. Lots of hills and climbs, very rocky paths. Our kids had no issues and we all enjoyed it, but it was definitely an adventure. Amazing scenery and nature.

2 months ago

Very serene and relaxing walking trails that meander through woods and prairies. Also, has a nice lake. Great place to contemplate and meditate.

Hiked this last week, it was great. Saw 12 deer and 20 turkeys. the whole loop is closer to 5 miles according to my Fitbit.

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3 months ago

I love the proximity to the city and the different looping options on this trail! I often see wildlife in the less-travelled “interior” segments.

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Beautiful fall day! Woods and prairie! Ponds and sunshine!

Not difficult, but a good hike!

5 months ago

Green and peaceful.

5 months ago

This trail is primarily for mountain biking and is maintained by volunteers from MN Off-Road Cycling. It was really fun. I hiked sections 1 and 4. 1 was sort of like a bike obstacle course in places. The whole thing is so circuitous that it felt almost like a labyrinth.

Section 1 has a trillion signs. Section 4 didn't, but it's really just 1 trail with a couple of diversions where you can choose your level of difficulty. I didn't mind the lack of signage.

Great trails, lots of wildlife.

Loved all the different flowers, plants and trees. Beautiful nature walk. Had a beautiful 2.5 mile walk. Will definitely do this one again.

Beautiful oasis in Bloomington! Loved all the different trails!

6 months ago

Great loop - dogs on leashes allowed and I let my dog play in the water at the half way point. Quiet and safe.

7 months ago

This was a fun and easy trail to take the kiddos on. I really liked that a road ran through the middle of the trails because it made an easy turn around point once the kids became tired. All the curves and changes in elevation made for an interesting hike. We were excited to find the leprachaun mentioned by another hiker!

7 months ago

Great trail with varying terrain. Brought dogs and there was a nice spot off trail to let them swim and cool down.

Flat trail. Nice wooded views and walking along the shoreline is beautiful.

This trail was surprisingly very enjoyable! I say surprisingly simply because it is a mere mile or two from hwy 494! The trails were well maintained and we had a chance to be among the trees on some trails and in the wide open prairie on others. We saw a large snapping turtle, turkeys, frogs and numerous birds in the short 3.5 mile hike. Definitely would do this again and explore some of the trails we missed out on!
Also a major plus was the trail doesn't allow bikes, so no worries of someone flying by behind you!

8 months ago

Great trail -- drive all the way through the park past the beach and picnic island. You will get to a parking lot with a nature center. The bridge to pike island is a few minute walk from the last parking lot.

10 months ago

had a blast with the dogs in the beginning of spring. Didn't have to worry about bikes coming through...actually we were pretty much by ourselves:) whoever put the evil leprachan in the trees is awful....but it definitely caught me off guard.

10 months ago

Really pretty. We've been here before but never on a loop with much shade. This loop has some nice shade and is a fun terrain with a lot of intermittent small hills. Very nice hike with dogs. We only saw one person with a dog along the way on a Saturday.

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10 months ago

beautiful!!!! sunny and shady parts, the loop is gorgeous especially in the springtime

Saturday, February 25, 2017


Friday, November 04, 2016

A friend and I trained for the Navy Seal inspired Battle Frog 5 mile obstacle course race simply by running this trail 1 to 2 times a week. One of my favorite parks. I recommend starting at section 4 and working backwards to 1.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Wonderful trail!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

I recommend hiking around Pike Island once you get below the visitor's center. I park off of Hwy 55 at the meters if I can't find a free spot. Then I walk down the shared paved trail that both bikers and walkers use. Loop around Pike Island and back to the car is about 16-18,000 steps and it takes about 2.5 hrs. Very nice wooded area in the city! If you have a dog keep them leashed because I saw a rattler snake recently and heard a second one. Besides it is the law.

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