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greenBlue Minnesota River Bottoms

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Trail

11.9 mile 19.1 kilometer loop
0% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 148' 45 m
Descent: -148' -45 m
High: 716' 218 m
Low: 691' 211 m

Grade

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Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

An easy route in the heart of the Twin Cities.

Leslie Kehmeier

E-Bikes Allowed

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Overview

A route right in the heart of the Twin Cities along the banks of the Minnesota River.

Description

Unlike the other Minnesota River Bottom trails, this trail travels solely within the Fort Snelling State Park. The trail starts at the Sibley House Historic Site and runs southwest to the Highway 77 bridge.

The route is mostly flat. The first section leaves the river near the Sibley House and runs along the bluffs. Under the Highway 55 bridge, seepage from the hillside may run across the trail, making for some damp, muddy spots.

From there, the trail tiptoes between the river and the floodplain. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for planes overhead as you're very close to the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport.

The rest of the route skirts the south bank of the river to Highway 77. Turn around here to retrace your route back to the start.

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Jun 22, 2019
Eddie Sears
May 16, 2019
Kitch Kitchen
Currently underwater
Feb 3, 2019
Jamin Acaso
Oct 13, 2018
Speelyei
Flat, soggy, pretty. Rode a rental Beargrease. Nice. 6.6mi
Oct 2, 2018
Brynn Bresnahan
Oct 1, 2017
Pierce Wasmund
Jul 30, 2017
Steve Olk
fun flat ride. great for beginners. 12mi
Jul 25, 2017
Nate Moore

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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