Without a doubt, there is no shortage of fun activities to participate in during the year’s warmer months. Now is the time to get outside, get active and Experience Burnsville. Since the warmer weather in Minnesota can depart as quickly as it comes, take advantage of the many fun outdoor activities Burnsville has to offer.
The Burnsville area holds a variety of biking trails for all experience levels that are perfect for relieving stress. Trails are open beginning April 1st and stay accessible through October 31st (check the local trail pages for opening/closures). Each trail offers miles and miles of paved and unpaved paths, so head out, enjoy the scenery, and explore these mountain bike trails!
On the south side of Burnsville Parkway lies Terrace Oaks Park. The 280-acre park has two trails perfect for mountain biking; a short trail (1.07km/.67) and a long trail (5.19km/3.2mi). Both unpaved mountain biking trails at Terrace Oaks Park are challenging and loop through mature woods, hills, and ponds.
Take a trip through the Xcel Energy Black Dog power plant property on the 3.75 miles of paved trail. Explore the area around the plant for some spectacular and unique views! This trail takes you on a journey through the Minnesota River Greenway. Enjoy glimpses of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. If you are looking for the most scenic views on your mountain biking adventure – this is the trail for you!
Buck Hill doesn’t close once the snow melts – it offers much more than just for winter sports. The Hill also offers over 3 miles of single track and switchback trails. These trails are for intermediate riders that include downhill trails, and tight, sharp turns.
Buck Hill requires daily, or season pass mountain bike passes. To purchase your pass, click here.
Want to grow your mountain biking skills? Buck Hill is offers mountain bike programs for youth and adults during the summer months. These programs will enhance your biking skills or help teach you the fundamentals needed.
New to the south metro mountain bike scene, Xcel Energy Mountain Bike Park in Shakopee. The park consists of four loops, which range in difficulty and are approximately 4 miles in length. Be sure to check out the skills area featuring log pyramids, rock rollers and a boardwalk.
Dakota County offers scenic, wooded, single-track mountain bike trails that you can enjoy all summer and in winter when there is a lack of snow. The trails provide a challenge to even the hardiest biker. These trails are maintained by volunteers in partnership with the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists.
Burnsville is your go-to destination for the perfect mountain biking experience. There are plenty of trails for all experience levels perfect for every rider. For all trail rules and information, the City of Burnsville website is a notable resource. So, pack up your bike and gear and head to Burnsville to experience the scenic trails.
There are plenty of other outdoor activities for you to experience in Burnsville. Whatever adventure awaits you, share your photos with us on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #MyBurnsville. Don’t forget to also check out the hotels in the area and start planning your trip today!