Quaking Bog Loop is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Minneapolis, Minnesota that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.2 miElevation gain88 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyCross-country skiingHikingMountain bikingWalkingRunningForestViewswild-flowers
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Kari Michalski
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HikingMuddy

It is simply a tangle of looping paths packed into a small space. Quite muddy at present. Not at all my favorite trail.

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Kristen Lancaster
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Casey Strack
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Bird watchingGreat!

Great nature spot in the city. We also got lost trying to find the bog, but it wasn’t too far to wander. Don’t count on the signs to get you there. Fall colors were beautiful, and it wasn’t too busy. There was a lot of traffic noise.

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Clare LaMont
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Jake Oelke
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HikingMuddyOver grown

It is very nice to have a preserve like this in the city. The trails are distinct but if you are looking to escape to nature, this isn’t the ideal spot. Wherever you are on your hike, you can always see another trail. September was a little overgrown too. The bog is pretty cool.

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Alicia Hunt-Welch
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Maddy King
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HikingGreat!

Very pretty, not too much traffic!

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Crystal Bell
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Hiking

Rugged and fun, watch out for the mountain bikers if you’re walking! Very courteous though

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Sadie Pendaz-Foster
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If you aren’t familiar with Theo Wirth parkway, it’s very confusing which trials are for hiking and which for mountain biking. The bog itself was very nice, but we got twist turned around in between bikers shortly after and it felt like a nightmare. Even though we live a few minutes away, I felt like the quintessential lost tourist and no matter looking at the signs or using GPS, couldn’t figure out which trail to use to finish the loop. We ended up walking back on the road.

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Caroline Schlehuber
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Hiking

Honestly, this wasn’t my favorite trail. When hiking this trail, I expected it to be around a large area of bog, but we quickly learned there was only a small section of bog. The bog was beautiful, I just wish there had been more of it. The rest of the trail went through some woods and a very small section of prairie. It was very hard to navigate even with the app, and a portion of trail was parallel to the freeway so it was very noisy. We also realized that a portion of the trail was on a mountain biking path, so that definitely was a challenge to hike. The woods and bog were very pretty, but I don’t think it was worth the drive out there.

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Joe Pfaffinger
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Caleigh Nettles
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WalkingBugsFeeMuddy

great trail, kinda muddy and slippery but not too bad, there were a few spots of the trail that had standing water, so lots of mosquitoes. bring the bug spray!

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Abby W.
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HikingBugs

Great trail and trail conditions. The bog is very unique! However, I am used to trails being marked with a color or a name. It was difficult to figure out which trail we were supposed to be on when in the park. I had to keep referring to the GPS. My recording shows how to access the park by bike from the Hopkins/St. Louis Park area.

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Turner Gunderson
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HikingFee

Super crowded, must pay to park. Some trails are marked closed even though people are all over them. It’s a popular but overrated place imo.

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Jennifer Leeson
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Karlee Friese
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WalkingIcySnow

OMG OMG this trail is GORGEOUS. I would 10/10 recommend for any season. I cannot wait to do it again. Just like oh my gosh I was in heaven it’s so pretty. Literally so happy & there were so many paths as well!! Just bravo.

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Michelle Neubauer
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Hiking

A little short, but good for a quick walk!

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Westyn Bodell
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Shan non
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HikingClosed

Beware-some of the trails at Wirth are closed, but still plenty open to explore!

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Sam G
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Natalie Kaufman
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Hiking

very marshy/wet right now with all the rain, make sure to wear good rain proof hiking boots!

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Todd Noel
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I love the bog. Swamps are great. Even in the city.

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Tyler Douglas
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Ben Hoese
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Hiking

This route goes to the bog, but not into the bog. Cross the bridge. Bog is awesome.

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Erica Schwitzer
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A neat little hike, but really busy with runners and mountain bikers.

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Domini Brown
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We did this loop twice today, a few days after all that rain froze in the Twin Cities. The trail was walkable without too much difficulty due to ice. It’s a short loop, not quite my favorite considering all the great trails we have around the cities. It has some mild elevation changes and twists and turns which kept things interesting.

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