Memorial Park on Sorin’s Bluff offers some of the best trail running in the state. Trails wind through 284 acres of prairies and deciduous forest, dotted with overlooks of the river and city. Maps of the five trail heads offer a variety of routes for beginners to experts. Maps list route difficulty level, mileage, and how long it generally takes to complete. Maps are also posted along the trails. Reach the bluff-top park by foot, or drive to the top via Skyline Drive off East 7th St.
Billings-Tomfohr Conservation Area (behind Twin Bluff Middle School) has three access trails to the top. Trails wind through prairies, evergreens, wooden forest, and overlooks, all within the park’s 2.5 miles.
Barn Bluff features steeper climbs and less flat trails at the top, but its stunning views make the tough run worth it.
These hiking and horseback riding trails bring you through miles of woods, across the creek, and up and down valleys. The system covers 17 miles, with a 3-mile loop being the shortest. It feels remote, rugged, and full of peace and quiet.