Trail Condition: Tacky
Date Posted: 04-29-2013 @ 08:52 PM
I rode from the Lyndale lot up through the "bluff trails" then turned around at the creek and headed back, and then rode lower east side, and headed back to the lot. I then drove over to bloomington ferry/169 and rode from that lot to 9 mile creek and back.
-The upper east side/bluffs are in great condition, I recall only one muddy area if you take the lower trail bypassing the big climb.
-The lower east side has some rather significant mud puddles/areas at the western end of the trail (where you start out riding it from the lyndale lot). However, once you are past these, the trail is dry. The sand seems to be packed in pretty well, though I was on a fatbike. There is still snow underneath one of the two new bridges!
-The western section of trail between the ferry lot and 9 mile is also in good shape. There is one water/stream crossing, and it is muddy underneath the railroad bridge. The few sandy sections on this side don't seem to be packed in nearly as much.