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Minnesota River Bottoms Shuttle

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Minnesota River Bottoms from the east end to Lyndale trailhead.


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7.7

Miles

12.4

KM

30%

Singletrack

794' 242 m

High

700' 213 m

Low

480' 146 m

Up

562' 171 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

All River Bottoms trails are two-way and multi-use trails. This map is from the very eastern end of the Bloomington side to the Lyndale parking lot (trailhead).

Very flat and mostly open site lines so watch your speed and keep an eye out for walkers and runners and other riders. Some neat spots to stop and look at the river, but don't stop to long...the sketters (mosquitos) will find you eventually.

Need to Know

During the summer, there is a rope raft across Nine Mile Creek that you need to cross to get all the way to Bloomington Ferry bridge lot. Winter time the creek is frozen.

Description

It starts out with a gravel fire road and transitions to dirt a mile or so in. The dirt track takes you all the way to Lyndale and you can continue on to Bloomington Ferry Bridge trailhead, another seven miles or so. There you'll have to turn around as the trail ends at private land. Enjoy the many views and watch out for other trail users.

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Michael Guinee

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  3.8 from 8 votes

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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 29, 2021
Ir 77
Closed from 77 bridge.
Aug 7, 2019
Stephen Holewa
DON'T RIDE THIS TRAIL THIS SEASON!What was fun, fast and flowing route last year, has been pretty much wiped out by flooding this year. EASY? FAST?… 10mi — 5h 00m
May 15, 2019
Jarad Jensen
Under water.
Jun 10, 2018
Mitch H
Dec 2, 2017
Mackenzie Turner
13mi
Oct 25, 2017
Michael Gross
Jul 22, 2017
Tom Beyer
Jul 15, 2017
Tom Beyer