Bloomington Ferry Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Bloomington Ferry Trail is a 16.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bloomington, Minnesota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
403 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

muddy

The upper access for the trail is at Moir Park, 104th & Morgan in Bloomington: that is very near to Old Shakapee Road and Penn Ave. The folks in the neighborhoods surrounding the trail know of other accesses. Access is also possible from the MRW trail.

hiking
11 days ago

Don't forget some good mosquito spray! They are rough through the wooded areas as of June 17, 2017!
Lots of birds , a couple snakes and a whitetail deer were all seen on the 8 mile hike. Very nice trail for being just outside of downtown minneapolis. I wish there was some way to make this trail into a loop as it sucks to turn around and re-see the trail you already saw. Lots of trees to keep the sun off of you.

trail running
20 days ago

amazing trail!!! especially great place to run when it's hot because it's very shaded, and the scenery is gorgeous! also very not busy, great run!

mountain biking
28 days ago

hiking
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trail running
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trail running
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walking
2 months ago

beautiful trail with lots of changes of topography and biome. highly recommend!

2 months ago

great trail

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

beautiful day for hiking great view

8 months ago

8 months ago

Great country trail. Initial hill is daunting, especially at the end. a lot of trees over the path, lots of sand, and flooded under the 35w bridge and east

11 months ago

11 months ago

mountain biking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Fun practice/casual trail for MTBing. Mostly flat and not many people so it's perfect for beginners or people who just want to take a simple ride in the woods, though there are quite a few small turns, jumps and obstacles (which you can avoid if you want). The trail runs both ways and there are several areas with tall brush and grass so keep your eyes peeled for anyone coming from the opposite direction. It's hard to get lost on this trail as most paths branch off but eventually reconnect to the main trail just watch out for the ones that lead directly over the riverbank! This combined with the ever changing riverbank make it great for variety. There is an unmarked and seldom talked about exit path about halfway through ( right by the train tracks, if going W to E take the first left after you pass under the tracks, it will bring you to Normandale ) be prepared for mud and sand most of the trail. The raft is pretty neat too!

walking
Saturday, May 21, 2016