Bloomington Ferry Trail

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Bloomington Ferry Trail is a 16.7 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
16.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
291 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.

trail running
29 days ago

several options to run. if you run West of 35W it is pretty flat. if you run east of 35W it is flat if you keep close to the river or more hilly if you keep to the north. I enjoy nice quiet runs down there, there are bikes sharing the trail but overall a nice comradery amongst people who enjoy the great outdoors.

hiking
9 months ago

when I went there were a ton of bikers that will run you over. I was hiking with the dogs and won't go back.

Too bikers: people on foot always have the right away.

9 months ago

great trail.

hiking
10 months ago

We walked 8 of the 16 miles. The trail has variety including partly narrow dirt path through trees to wide gravel path near the Minneaota River. The change in scenery and terrain keeps it interesting.

10 months ago

I went on this hike on a very damp day. it was very secluded and beautiful. You really don't feel like you are surrounded by the twin cities metropolis. I recommend this trail for trail running and nature lovers.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

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
Thursday, June 08, 2017

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!

walking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

great trail

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

beautiful day for hiking great view

Sunday, October 02, 2016

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

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!

Monday, September 14, 2015

A surprisingly fun trail as l am used to mountain trails with lots of steep climbs and descents in California. Lots of curves and tight spots between two trees keep you awake. l was there shortly after a rain so the trail was in pretty good shape but the brainless cycle cross riders are doing their best to destroy the trail with their skinny tires in many spots.

mountain biking
Sunday, April 28, 2013

Decently fun singletrack. Pretty flowy but has a lot of little baby trails that lead to no where so can be a bit confusing

mountain biking
Friday, May 18, 2012

Beautiful trails, ran into probably 8-10 other bikers. The bad part is that there is a lot of thick sand that is almost impossible to get through. Nice long trail to ride. The raft is not out yet, btw.

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