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Minnesota River Bottoms - 77/Cedar Segment

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (4)

Flat, sandy trail that connects the western trails with the trails east of Cedar Ave.


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3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

Singletrack

774' 236 m

High

698' 213 m

Low

361' 110 m

Up

399' 122 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

From the Lyndale parking lot, follow the Lyndale/11th trail East. When the trail splits before heading uphill, take the trail on the right. This follows the river bank, occasionally dipping through culverts, passing through forked trees, and flowing over bridges.

This stretch of trail gets considerably sandy thanks to frequent flooding. Perfect for fat bikes, and skinny tires may want to wait until the trail is packed when the waters recede.

When you pass by a bubbling artesian well on the left, the singletrack connects with a doubletrack trail. Continue on this to the Highway 77 and old Cedar Ave. bridge.

The land on which the trail is located is actually managed by several organizations:
National Park Service -Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
nps.gov/miss/planyourvisit/…

National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/minnesota_va…

MN DNR - Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area
dnr.state.mn.us/state_par..…

City of Bloominton
bloomingtonmn.gov/

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matt pekuri

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#9

in Burnsville

#8387

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#9

in Burnsville

#112

in Minnesota

#8,387

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On end log skinny.
Nov 29, 2014 near Burnsville, MN
Nice sized log over at Minnesota River Bottoms
Nov 29, 2014 near Burnsville, MN
Artesian well just off the trail where the singletrack meets doubletrack.
Nov 29, 2014 near Burnsville, MN

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Mar 12, 2021
Ross A.
first ride of year 6mi — 1h 10m
Aug 6, 2017
Pierce Wasmund
Smooth, fast and fun. Vegetation is high in spots, watch for others.
Jul 23, 2017
Benjamin Miller
3.4mi
Jul 23, 2017
Ryan Miller
Brought my son out to the river for a nice cruise through the bottoms 4.6mi
Jul 22, 2017
Nick Undis
Jul 17, 2017
matt pekuri
Jul 16, 2017
Craig Ishman
Jul 16, 2017
Alex Dahlquist
10mi