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Hay Creek Trail

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The Hay Creek trail winds through a native creek area enhanced by environmental management practices, which preserve the natural stream bed and provide storm water management. The trail weaves through both residential and commercial developments in eastern Bismarck, as it is “connecting people to places” – the recreational trail development theme.

The Hay Creek Trail also allows users access to recreational, educational, and environmental experiences along its path. Following the Hay Creek Trail, users have access to: Pebble Creek Golf Course, a 9-hole, par 35 natural links course; the Fore Seasons Center which has a 31-station, indoor driving range serving as a center for golf, soccer, and football; the newly developed junior links course and practice area; Sleepy Hollow Arts; as well as a mountain bike trail, picnic shelter, playgrounds, and an outdoor wildlife learning center. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site provides youth with an experiential learning environment promoting a fishing pond and the wonders of the outdoors.

Length 5.61 miles
Grade average 5%, maximum 8.33%
Surface primary asphalt
Amenities benches, parking, picnic areas, public shelters, restrooms, interpretive signs, telephones, trail access information, trail intersections, trailheads, trash disposal, potable water


A trailhead and parking lot are located at Fore Seasons Center. From Century Ave, take 19th St south to Fore Seasons Center. From Divide Ave, take 19th St north to Fore Seasons Center.

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Contact Information

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District
420 East Front Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58504
Ph. 701.222.6455