Hay Creek Trail (ND)

North Dakota

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Hay Creek Trail (ND) Facts

States: North Dakota
Counties: Burleigh
Length: 5 miles
Trail end points: Interstate Avenue and E. Divide Ave. at Volk Dr. (Bismarck)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6032499
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Hay Creek Trail (ND) Description

The 5-mile Hay Creek Trail forms a loop route, with a couple internal spurs for a shorter jaunt, in the northeast section of Bismarck. The trail links neighborhoods and green spaces and also provides access to cultural and recreational facilities, including the performing arts park at Sleepy Hollow Park, the fishing pond at the North Dakota Game & Fish Department, the Pebble Creek Golf Course and the Burleigh County Fairgrounds.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at Pebble Creek Recreation Area at the southeast corner of 19th Street and Interstate Avenue. In 2012 new parking areas were installed off Shiloh between the driving range and athletic fields.

Hay Creek Trail (ND) Reviews

Inconsistent surface and poorly marked trail

August 2019

The only desgnated parking area was small and full. Thankfully it was a Friday in August, so we were able to park at the Shiloh Christian School next door.

We didn't see any signs for the "Hay Creek Trail", but using the TrailLink map we headed out on our Trikkes.

The first part was a wide sidewalk by a road, later becoming a narrow sidewalk. There is a turn into a residential neighborhood that is not marked, while a sign saying "Bike Route" along a wide sidewalk went in another direction.

Eventually, the trail joined some off-road paths, near a golf course, but again the lack of signs made it confusing about which direction to take. Using TralLink and Google satellite views, we were able to choose a way to go which got us back to our vehicle.

There are several places where there are signs posted that show all the trails in the region, but the individual paths do not have any signage at any point. Also, there is also no way to tell if the various trails/paths are paved or not.

It seems that Bismarck has spent a good deal of time and money on recreation trails and paths, but has not utilized TrailLink to promote or inform potential users of the trails. Adding more signage to the various trails would be very helpful.

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