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nice view. full loop is about 5mi. all paved except for a small section of bridge over a swamp. Vet Memorial is really cool to check out.

Lilydale regional park was marked as closed to I didn’t do the loop. Cut my hike short and just walked along the paved river path instead. Bummed! Hope to do the loop when it’s open..:

Beautiful scenery. Paved path options. The floating wood path over the water is a little weird at first, but pretty cool.

it's a decent trail, watch out for baby snakes along the way. in the summer, you'll be ganged up by mosquitoes
the worst part is there aren't enough signboards near the parking lots to get you started on a trail, so it's very confusing.
the trails themselves are good and peaceful, well maintained and mildly challenging

The view of the sunset is amazing!

enjoyable trail with a variety of sites (river, forest, quiet residential parks). much of it was technically closed but still accessible. it's not possible to do the entire loop due to flooding and construction.

Nice walk, definitely not difficult outside of the climb up the bluffs it is flat for 80% of the trail. Pretty scenic walk along the river then on top along the bluffs; didn’t see many people which made it peaceful.

road biking
5 months ago

Nice trails for the ones we could get on. A lot of trails closed due to spring flooding. The Lilydale part of this ride was inaccessible due to trail closed so unable to get anywhere near the bluffs. Enough other areas to ride so still had a great ride.

road biking
Monday, October 23, 2017

Really nice trail. Signs can be confusing for some of us! Different length loops in Park. Pretty consistently hilly compared to most Minneapolis trails,but not too difficult. Nice change!

Was a nice walk in the woods

Friday, September 01, 2017

Not groomed... tall grass... bridges in need of repair... poor signage...muddy and water on walk way...

would be a beautiful walk if kept up.

Trail up the Bluffs says it was closed, but lots of people walking it. I would not rate it hard either, maybe moderate. Although a lot is on sidewalks the last half, nice walk.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Trail closed at the park, the rest is paved along a road

Nice-sized park with excellent river views.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

My favorite park in the metro area. Many trails to choose from. The north loop (between Eastman center and the North Trailhead Parking off West Hayden Lake Road) is particularly quiet and full of wild life.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

highly recommend

Considering the construction, I enjoyed this trail, it took me a few times of going back forth to figure out that this trail does loop. I'll come back with my bike, hoping the construction is done soon.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

A good place to get out. Good trails and clearly marked maps on trails. Lots of different ways you can take and switch up your rout.

Friday, December 30, 2016

ok I guess

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Monday, September 05, 2016

Really nice ride!

Another great city park. You can walk or bike across the dam and throughout the entire park. South trail will take you to Fridley. On the west entrance (Three Rivers) you can hike a couple of miles along the river and through the woods to the end of a peninsula.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

My wife and I also hike this urban park frequently along with Carver. Great diversity of trails including a Savannah.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

hard bike ride on a windy day rehabbing an ankle, but lovely!

road biking
Monday, May 30, 2016


Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Great little spot!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Some photos here... http://bit.ly/1TGbqlg

Overall this is a great trail for long hikes. An easy 10+ mile hike. Watch out for ticks. There is a playground and a man made swimming pond at the park.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

this trail was super fun to bike.

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