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The Best Hiking in Bloomington

Looking for the best hiking in Bloomington? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Bloomington. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Bloomington

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Bloomington Ferry Trail

    5.0
    16.94 mi / 814 ft gain
    Bloomington Ferry Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Wood Lake Nature Center

    1.94 mi / 180 ft gain
    Wood Lake Nature Center is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Bloomington, Minnesota

    Lake Normandale Loop Trail

    2.1 mi / 46 ft gain
    Lake Normandale Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Bloomington, Minnesota

    Walk the Prairie Loop at Richardson Nature Center

    5.0
    0.8 mi / 70 ft gain
    Begin your hike behind the Visitor's Center and follow the path to the left towards the Prairie Loop Trail. The path quickly breaks out of the woods into an open prairie, looping through the tall grasses and burr oaks. The pond with its boardwalk is a great place to see Canada Geese, Tundra Swans...
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Goose Nest Pond and Turtle Basking Pond via Prairie Loop

    1.84 mi / 217 ft gain
    Goose Nest Pond and Turtle Basking Pond via Prairie Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Bloomington, Minnesota

    Hyland and Bush Lakes Loop Trail

    5.52 mi / 548 ft gain
    Hyland and Bush Lakes Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Bloomington, Minnesota

    Exploring the Minnesota Valley NWR

    4.0
    3.5 mi
    It is 3.5 miles long one-way from the visitors center (3815 American Blvd. East 55425) to Cedar Ave. Bridge. Whether because of the foreword thinking early Minnesota legislators or simply because of the inhospitality of nature, most of the riverfront on both the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers t...
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  • Bloomington, Minnesota

    Explore the Minnesota River Bottoms

    4.3
    The "River Bottoms" is an unofficial network of single track, double track and service roads just south of Minneapolis along the Minnesota River flood plane. Flat, fast and easy to navigate, the 11-mile trail system is a popular spot for mountain bikers, trail runners and hikers looking to do lon...
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  • Eden Prairie, Minnesota

    Goldenrod and Blacklock Trail Loop

    1.22 mi / 131 ft gain
    Goldenrod and Blacklock Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Lake Harriet to Minnehaha Falls

    12.16 mi / 528 ft gain
    Lake Harriet to Minnehaha Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Burnsville, Minnesota

    Terrace Oaks Trail

    3.3 mi / 272 ft gain
    Terrace Oaks Trail is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Burnsville, Minnesota.
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Lake Nokomis Trail

    2.55 mi / 102 ft gain
    Lake Nokomis Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Fort Snelling, Minnesota.
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  • Eagan, Minnesota

    Blackhawk Loop

    1.47 mi / 108 ft gain
    Blackhawk Loop is a 1.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eagan, Minnesota.
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Run the Lake Harriet Loop

    5.0
    3 mi / 10 ft gain
    This easily accessible loop takes you on a moderate walk around Lake Harriet, a popular recreational site for cyclers, walkers, runners, and families. You can cycle this trail in the clockwise direction, or opt to walk. Be sure to explore the surrounding park and gardens, afterwards!
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Pike Island Loop

    3.83 mi / 144 ft gain
    Pike Island Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Hike the Pike Island Loop

    4.2
    4.4 mi / 151 ft gain
    The Pike Island Loop, located in Fort Snelling State Park, is a beautiful urban hike that circles a lush island at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers in the heart of the Twin Cities. In fact, Dakota leaders who inhabited this land considered the meeting of the rivers to be the...
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