Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Biking the Hay Creek Trail of Bismarck, ND


The Hay Creek Trail wends its way through a native creek landscape and curves around part of the perimeter of the Pebble Creek Golf Course.  It is paved, but its advertised 5 mile length includes 2 sides of the loop being on streets.  The area is quite hilly and provides a good workout.




Here's a view of Hay Creek which is crossed a couple times...



Bismarck has a number of short loop trails across the city for residents to enjoy, but all are short loops more conducive to walking than to getting in a long bike ride on trails. Below is a map of their trail system (click to enlarge)...


The trail is easy to find.  Exit I-95 at Highway 83 and drive north to the first street, Interstate.  Turn right and drive to its end at the Fore Seasons Center lot, which is small.  If crowded, drive a few hundred feet south, turn right and park by the new ball fields.