Explore the most popular forest trails near Improvement District No. 13 with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Tawayik Lake Trail

hiking
13 days ago

The hike is nothing too special, but we did see some bison, which made it worth it in the end. Make sure to bring bug spray. The mosquito's are aggressive.

hiking
13 days ago

pretty chillin hike! good stroll, nice scenic parts along the way. doggos loved it.

Some small hills but a nice trail to introduce kids to trail riding.

Very accessible to all levels.

hiking
2 months ago

Great family trail. even our 3 year loves it!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail well marked and well groomed. saw lots of wild life. Go early in the morning mosquitoes are bad but lots to see. I'm going to do this trail again.

hiking
2 months ago

Very pleasant, easy stroll. Enjoyed watching the very busy beavers in the pond near the beginning of the trail. There were also beautiful wetland flowers. I didn’t see any other animals (which is to be expected, as it was afternoon), but there were tracks/scat/fur from bison, elk, deer, and coyote, so if you went in the morning or evening you’d likely have a good chance.

hiking
2 months ago

A nice trail. Largely deciduous forest. There are a couple of short boardwalks- one with a meadow view, one by a beautiful wetland- where it was nice to take a water break and watch for creatures.

hiking
2 months ago

A lovely, short trail. I went two days in a row at sunset and was able to enjoy numerous beaver, muskrat, and waterfowl. This would be a great trail to bring the kids along.

Great easy trail. We went the last weekend in April so it was a little bit wet but still amazing! We will absolutely be back.

hiking
2 months ago

I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Not very challenging but if your looking for a relaxing stroll this is defiantly a great trail. There were a few wet spots that I'm sure will be dry within the week. Honestly I spent most of the hike imagining it come winter. Can't wait to shoe this next year.

It was alright. A lot of wood parts and mossy trail. Biked the trail and didn’t see any bisons :(

Biked this trail. Not to challenging but it wasn’t all smooth and had great trail maintenance Really enjoyed it!

mountain biking
3 months ago

24 degrees for the round trip, but didn’t see any buffalo today. Beautiful scenery!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Early season, lots of poop to navigate. not bad, not great. good for a relaxed ride.

walking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome hike. Have seen bison everytime on this trail. Right now its got lots of snow, puddles and slushy sections. Once it’s dried up a very good hike worth recommending.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

I’ve only done this trail on snow shoes. It’s a fun quick trail that has enough small ups and downs to not be too much of a stroll. Did it with the dog on a 15 foot lead. Has some nice viewing spots.

on Amisk Wuche Trail

hiking
4 months ago

I love this trail four seasons ... it’s challenging enough to give one a sense of accomplishment. Many nice spots for contemplation.

Did this in winter, pretty boring

backpacking
6 months ago

Easy, scenic trail. If you're staying overnight at the Oster Lake camp, however, be prepared for bison encounters as they tend to congregate here (as evidenced by the droppings you'll find). Give them lots of space, and get in your tent when it gets dark so you don't surprise them. We were kind of stuck in our tent as they were within 10 m of us for a large portion of the night. Cool, but a little nerve wracking. Beautiful stars too.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail. Icy sections that I would recommend
Micro spikes for. All in all a nice easy hike with woods, a large field and a lake. Easy signage to follow.

hiking
9 months ago

I would probably have called this a 3-star except for the encounters with wild bison which were quite exciting - had to drive a herd of them in front of us to stay on the trail. Flat plains and wooded scenery without pronounced features for most of the hike, only a few other hikers out there. Time a little under 4 hours, only minor elevation changes. As others have noted, there were a few boggy patches. I saw at least one brave soul tried it in the snow - would be pretty strenuous then?!

Close to home and decent views that you don’t need to work hard for.

hiking
10 months ago

An easy loop with Bison encounters. We had to shoo two bison off the trail to complete the loop.

walking
10 months ago

Beautiful fall walk

hiking
11 months ago

this is a great beginner trail! my family and I went out last weekend and had a great time. this trail took us about an hour and our 3 yr old had no problem walking it herself. there are a few small incline and declines but generally well kept. I would recommend this trail to young families and the elderly alike.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice and refreshing! Lots of animal poop and we sadly saw nothing but a coyote and we left since we have small dogs.

hiking
11 months ago

Paved path for about 1km. Then a dirt road. Great for a quick family bike ride or family hike. Easy, dry with limited views of the lake.

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