I went riding at the MN River Bottoms again yesterday and discovered the trail segment that runs on the east side of the backwater, very close to the river. The Black Dog power plant is right across the river, about midway between Cedar and I-35W.
Overall it’s flat and very sandy, with lots of small but fun ups and downs. And there are a fair number of optional technical obstacles. It’s fat bike heaven but I had no trouble on my 29’er.
MORC member Phil Westover has created this terrific Google Map he calls the South Bloomington Trail Network.
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