Bluffside Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews
#1 of 4 trails in

Bluffside Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake City, Minnesota that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
465 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

13 days ago

Loved this trail. It offered many different types of scenery and reward you with wonderful views after a great workout.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Not hard tho. I'd say moderate not hard. I've done this hike in the late fall and again in the spring. The nice thing about going at the end of the fall was some of the rock formations where more viewable due to the lack of foliage in the trees. I hope to go back in the fall during peak leaf color change.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Always something cool to look at, lots of big moss covered rocks. A few cool spots to go hang out by the lake, splash your face, and watch some boats floatin around.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful and well designed for an alternative cardio workout. Don't underestimate the intensity of this hike by judging it based on the beginning of the trail. The end half mile of the lower bluff trail will leave you gassed to say the least.

hiking
7 months ago

awesome!

9 months ago

I enjoyed seeing bald eagles and white tailed deer here yesterday. There wasn't anyone else on the trail (I love midweek hikes). Trail is in decent condition though one of the spur trails had fallen trees over the trail. I liked the switchbacks and change in elevation. Good distance and difficulty for an afternoon hike. I look forward to coming back in the summer and fall when there are leaves on the trees.