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Discover local trails all year long

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Bloomington Briefing Published January 31, 2022
Updated on January 31, 2022
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With more than 36 miles of off-road trails, Bloomington has plenty of places for you to take a walk and get some fresh air. Many of the longer trails have segments that are plowed in winter to allow year-round access. Take a look at a few trails around Bloomington in the map above. Or check out the City’s complete online trail map at For more information, visit or call 952-563-8877.

Marsh Creek
1. Marsh Lake loop

The trail that loops around Marsh Lake is about 3.3 miles. This includes a new raised boardwalk on the west side of France Avenue between West 84th Street and 98th Street. This walk provides a mix of urban and natural views.

Bush Lake
2. Bush Lake Park

A paved trail runs along most of the shoreline at Bush Lake, 9140 East Bush Lake Road. The whole loop is nearly five miles long. Private properties block some areas. Do not trespass.

Girard Lake Loop
3. Girard Lake loop

At just under a mile, the trail around Girard Lake provides scenic surroundings for a shorter walk for all skill levels. The trail starts at 8401 France Avenue South.

Nine Mile Creek
4. Nine Mile Creek regional trail

This 2.2-mile trail meanders through Moir Park, 10320 Morgan Ave South, ending at the Minnesota River. The paved portion north of 106th Street is plowed.