Theodore Wirth MTB Trail

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Theodore Wirth MTB Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Golden Valley, Minnesota that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

bridge out

rocky

There are two parts of South Wirth: Quaking Bog on the west side of Theodore Wirth Parkway, and Eloise Butler on the east side. Both have their unique challenges. The side that has Eloise Butler Wildflower Sanctuary has about 4 miles of trails (entirely outside the sanctuary). The course generally follows the cross country ski trails, with a few small deviations. The terrain is full of steep climbs and descends and a gorgeous section of trail through a coniferous forest glen that feels like Northern California. After Eloise, comes the Bog. Quaking Bog, that is. The route in the Bog is well marked with ski posts, so just follow that main loop for a 2.5 mile time trial. Highlights include several tough climbs and a beautiful Tamarac swamp. The best places to access the South Wirth trails are from the parking lot off of Glenwood at the South beach at Wirth Lake or from the south by Brownie and Cedar Lakes off of the Grand Rounds.

14 days ago

Not really what I was expecting. Great park for kids though. Very busy.

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mountain biking
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11 months ago

Monday, August 29, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Amazing trails

mountain biking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Easiest place to get lost in the city!

walking
Monday, June 29, 2015

Wonderful.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I grew up roaming these trails. So I know it pretty good. Still a great trail. But keep an eye out for creeps and idiot teens who are just out to hassle someone.

hiking
Monday, March 02, 2015

hiking
Saturday, June 28, 2014