Explore with Kids: Go Hiking & Biking at MB Johnson Park

Immerse yourself in nature at MB Johnson Park! It’s a great spot for a hike, bike ride, or just exploring nature.

MB Johnson Park

Location: 3601 11th St. N, Moorhead, MN

This secluded spot in North Moorhead is a hidden gem that many people don’t venture out to.

What to do:

Ride the mountain bike trails! Located on the Red River, the dirt trail curves through the trees for four miles, providing scenic views and challenging hills.

If mountain biking is not your thing, check out the walking trail, it’s paved and not too strenuous. It is 1.1 miles and easily navigated with a stroller. Check out the M.B. Johnson Park trail map for more details.

mb johnson park

Hit up the playground area. It has picnic tables, restrooms, and an indoor/outdoor shelter for family gatherings and events.

Check out the Tree Inventory to learn more about the trees in MB Johnson Park.

Why we love it:

A new addition is an edible forest. Planted in 2021, it features over 100 fruit trees and bushes. While it will take a few years to start producing, the community is able to use it on a first come first serve basis after it is established.

MB Johnson Park has grassy meadows and wooded areas with lots of space to roam. It’s a great place to get lost in nature right in town!

Good to know:

MB Johnson Park is open 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

It has a boat ramp for access to the Red River (get the kayaks and canoes out for a fun afternoon!)

Picnic tables, restroom, and shelter are located near the playground area.

For more things to do with kids around Fargo, check out our Explore with Kids series and see 10 Summer Day Trips from Fargo with Kids.
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Leah Tennefos
Leah is a true Midwesterner: born in Minnesota, educated at the University of North Dakota, and living in Fargo since 2009. She has a degree in English and spent years working as a paralegal. Leah is now a stay-at-home mom to two boys, Andrew and Sammy. She spends her free time reading, traveling, and getting a good workout in. She loves learning, music, art, coffee, the oxford comma, and is continually pursuing the elusive goal of having an organized home.


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