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Thread: Trail Conditions - MN River Bottoms

  1. #1011
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-10-2013 @ 02:08 PM

    Details:  Ferry Bridge to 9 mile is nearly perfect conditions. Hope the raft gets in soon.

    get out and ride!

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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-06-2013 @ 09:21 PM

    Details:  Ferry Bridge to Nine-mile Creek is dry. The raft is still not in. This is not the raft-Attachment 7289

  3. #1009
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-06-2013 @ 03:18 PM

    Details:  Same from Indian Mound to raft. Usual low muddy spots were all good. Got yelled at by grumpy old neighbor for parking on street by school across from his house. That was a 1st.

  4. #1008
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 05-06-2013 @ 02:01 PM

    Details:  Did Ferry to raft and back again. Only a few damp spots. Most the sandy areas are pretty packed as well, had little to no issue with them. Great riding conditions today.

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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 05-05-2013 @ 04:21 PM

    Details:  Dry/tackyish as of yesterday mid-afternoon. With the added heat and no more precip, its probably closer to dry/dusty by now.

  6. #1006
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    Trail Condition: Damp
    Date Posted: 04-30-2013 @ 04:54 PM

    Details:  Today I decided to ride from the Lyndale parking lot east. First I rode the rivers edge trail all the way to the Cedar Ave. bridge. It was alot different than the Bloomington Ferry ride yesterday. When you get to the split to follow the river or go along the hillside trail to the Mission house is where it got a little ugly. The first 1/4 mile onto the river trail there is standing water spots, mud and all. I picked up and walked around those as not to add to the ruts. After I finally got around the wet stuff it got fairly dry again but there is a ton of silt on this trail. I would say from that point on to Cedar you will encounter at least 50% silt. Not bad I guess if you got the fatbike. I checked out the old Cedar bridge then turned back. This time when possible I rode the inner loops that sit back from the river a bit. These were slightly better than the rivers edge, maybe a bit less of the sugar sand. Once I got to the split that goes towards the Mission house I rode that all the way up to the old house. Never been up there. Pretty cool. That trail was mint and going back down is a blast. That whole section looked really good from what I could see. I will ride that one again for sure.

  7. #1005
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    Trail Condition: Dry
    Date Posted: 04-30-2013 @ 06:42 AM

    Details: 
    Quote Originally Posted by journeyman View Post
    Monday afternoon I rode from the Ferry Bridge to 9 mile creek and back. If you are itching to get the skinny tire mountain bike out this is it. What a great ride. Get out and do it !!
    Rode last night from Ferry Bridge to 9 mile. Trail mostly dry with a few slightly tacky areas - great condition and a perfect first ride for the year.
    "don't forget your towel"

  8. #1004
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 04-30-2013 @ 02:03 AM

    Details:  Monday afternoon I rode from the Ferry Bridge to 9 mile creek and back. If you are itching to get the skinny tire mountain bike out this is it. What a great ride. Get out and do it !!

  9. #1003
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 04-29-2013 @ 08:52 PM

    Details:  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.

  10. #1002
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 04-29-2013 @ 07:48 PM

    Details:  Great conditions today! Started at the 35W bridge and went west to the 9 mile crossing (couple guys were trying to assemble a bridge to go across however the raft is still out) and then went back east to Columbus road. Very little mud left.

  11. #1001
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 04-29-2013 @ 03:15 PM

    Details:  Sorry folks, not sure the trail is dry as my previous post listed. I rode the trail yesterday evening around 5:00. It was nice and dry then. But then it rained. So, I can only assume it's tacky. My main concern for the post was the status of the raft for the nine-mile creek crossing. Will be more carefull next time so as not to mislead.

  12. #1000
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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 04-28-2013 @ 01:06 PM

    Details:  Tacky to dry from ferry bridge to creek crossing. Good luck crossing!!!

    Was a busy place down there today with prime conditions.

  13. #999
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 04-27-2013 @ 08:54 PM

    Details:  Conditions are amazing! Less sand than around this time last year since the river didn't overflow(?) during the spring melt this time around, but there is no raft in nine mile creek yet and the downed tree is underwater so you can't cross nine mile... but fun riding nonetheless, minimal sand, go get some!

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    Trail Condition: Fat Tires
    Date Posted: 04-27-2013 @ 06:42 PM

    Details:  Ferry Bridge to Nine-mile Creek super tacky and fast. No way to cross Nine-mile until the raft goes in or you want to swim across. There is a 10" dia. tree down about a 1/2 mile east of the ferry bridge(forgot my hand-saw) Picked Fat-Tires from the drop-down options since they have the advantage in the sand but any 2" or wider will do fine.

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    Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 03-26-2013 @ 02:43 PM

    Details:  The MN River Bottoms doesn't officially close, but the snow is melting and no one should be riding this trail until the snow melts and the trail dries completely. All other metro trails are currently closed.

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