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.
Burnsville 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. Each trail offers miles and miles of paved and unpaved paths, so head out, enjoy the scenery, and explore these mountain bike trails!
The 178-acres of Alimagnet Park offers three different trails. These trails are mostly flat and are on the easier side. The area also has an award-winning dog park – so your furry-friend will also get to enjoy the great outdoors! The three different trail options offer a variety of distance and skill level. The Deer Run Trail is about .48 miles long, Muskrat Trail is 1.34 miles, and the Lakeside Trail is the longest at 1.77 miles. The trails are meant for multi-use so be sure to follow park rules and guidelines!
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 Mountain 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.
Want to grow your mountain biking skills? Buck Hill is offering Advanced Youth Mountain Bike Programs. These programs will enhance your biking skills or help teach you the fundamentals needed. Be sure to keep an eye out for next year’s men’s and women’s clinics and beginner youth programs.
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, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #MyBurnsville. Don’t forget to also check out the hotels in the area and start planning your trip today!