Richardson Nature Center Trail is a 2.3 mile loop trail located near Bloomington, Minnesota that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
137 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

A beautiful nature preserve in the city. A true enclave. You wouldn’t guess a ski hill is on the other side of the hill. Really well manicured mulch trail, yet natural surroundings. Also a great outdoor play area for the kids made out of natural materials, and by “play” area I do not mean swing-sets.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Beautiful oasis in Bloomington! Loved all the different trails!

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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!

walking
Monday, September 19, 2016

Nice and secluded in most areas. Feel-good foothills and beautiful scenery around you. Dog and baby both enjoyed. Highly recommend for a city walk/hike.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Very nice hike

hiking
Monday, April 07, 2014

Great trails for being so close to the city. Many shorter intersecting trails give a good variety as you go.

hiking
23 days ago

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2 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Monday, July 17, 2017

hiking
Friday, June 30, 2017

recorded Walk up, run down

trail running
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Saturday, October 04, 2014

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Sunday, September 01, 2013