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Wide dirt road trail on private land. The owners allow access on the first weekend of June to Sept. Easy trail with gradual elevation plus beautiful views of rolling hills and farmland. There’s a geological marker at the top as well as a sign for the highest point put up by the owners. There’s also a register so you can sign their log book. Great for families and high pointers. The day we went, there was a Boy Scout troop.

This is a Workout! 1:30 out. 1:10 back. 6.3 miles of an obstacle course of rocks and roots.
Enjoying the summit with your family...priceless.
A nice place to enjoy snacks with a view.

Did this trail today and I had such a good experience. Got lost once or twice due to some unclear markings but I managed. I was however the only one there. Very peaceful!

hiking
16 days ago

Second time here with a friend..... what can be said really? Great hike, beautiful views, wonderful northern MN hiking experience. Highly recommend

We were in the area and my husband is a fan of fire towers so definitely had to go. Was a nice walk with great views.

Very nice trail and very clean.

26 days ago

amazing trails around the island

Fun hike, went with my parents and our dogs. Fairly easy trail for everyone. It took 2 hours to reach the summit, 1:45 to come back down (at mom's pace). Doable in 1:30 in and 1:30 out. Trail is well kept, downed logs were recently cleared.

It rained the night before so the bugs were very bad until we started accending. Make sure to bring bug spray. Was very cool out so there was lots of fog, so not much of a view at top for us. But it cleared a little on the decent so we got to see the summit as we rounded Whale Lake.

hiking
1 month ago

We had a wonderful time on this hike with our son who got his 9th highpoint. My husband hiked this about 40 years ago so it was a trip down memory lane for him. I have been doing the stairs at work for 6 weeks as training for hiking and this was a pretty strenuous hike for me. It took us 4 1/2 hours with rain for the middle section. Lots of mosquitos and lots of rocks and boulders. The view was lovely at the top. My son who is in great shape rated this as easy. My husband who is in pretty good shape rated it moderate and for me in my late 50s it was moderately hard. There were about 20 or so other people on the trail some with young kids.It was a great way to spend the 4th of July.

It is probably beautiful, but it is apparently closed for construction.

There's also a six and a half mile multi-use loop on the south end of the park. The majority of the trail is wooded but maybe a fourth of it passes through open meadows. It's one of the better trails of the surrounding area and is moderately difficult. Be warned though, the trails are not marked at all and it would be a good idea to download the map of the park from their website to your smartphone ahead of time.

Quick and easy Highpoint. There is no hike. The area has a nice display with a registry log, info on other highpoints.

I started my hike at Double Lake, my plan was to hike the Double Lake Trail, however, i found out the Double Lake trail is mostly for mountain bikers. I decided to hike the Lone Star Trail instead and I was not disappointed. This is nice trail. I did an in and out just to try it out and I enjoyed my experience. I did not come across any other hikers and it was nice quiet hike.

Very pretty, make sure you get down and dirty into the caves and find all the small nooks and crannies. Might be hard for someone with asthma or someone who can’t climb a lot of stairs/rocks. Wear shoes that you can get wet but still have traction. Bring flashlights.

There wasn't a trail. Misleading. This is more of a park and see site.

Very peaceful and clean. Love it.

It a good 10 miles total. No one else on the trail on a beautiful March day. There is no lake, just a few creeks. There is no parking lot on either end, but plenty of street parking. In the middle there is a short walk along a road with a home that has a pack of unleashed dogs that were eager to greet us.

Great hike, okay view.

Live near here and enjoy this trail often!! From TH #1 on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail, all the way to the Sand Branch Trail (about 6-7 miles), and finally on the Lonestar Hiking Trail back to TH #1 is a great 13 mile hike. Relatively shaded from TX sun and mostly a flat trail, minus small creeks and ditches. Great way to enjoy the outdoors!

Very easy but it steep for the final 1000 feet or so. Might need snowshoes after a fresh, heavy snowfall.

Very well-marked trail. No good drinking water found on the trail, as an fyi to others. Perfect weather conditions today. Not too sure why I didn’t see anyone else, but two gals at @ mile 9 on the way back during Spring Break. A definite loss for others who didn’t partake. Limited window in TX of ideal hiking weather- cool upper 60s/low 70’s and zero humidity.

5 months ago

The bridge is now open.

Awesome hike. Trail for the most part is well maintained. Gets hard to follow when you first get to Whale Lake, but just keep going straight. You'll feel the last 1/2 mile in your legs but easily doable. Finished roundtrip in just about 3 hours.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful fall day, overcast, 50 degrees. A number of muddy spots to step through or step around. Lots of rocks and tree roots to deal with. One water crossing to be made, guaranteed to get your feet wet. Five hour round trip for two 65 year-olds including a half hour lunch at the top.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Good little trail system. Extremely short and not technical. It is a great system when the other trail systems in the area are closed.

Parked at Trailhead #2 and hiked north on the Little Lake Creek Loop trail up to Trailhead #1 and went back to our car via the Lonestar Hiking trail. Garmin clocked me right about 7 miles. Had a great time, really beautiful pine areas. There's plenty of fallen trees on the trail so be aware of that, many of them have bypasses but there's a few that don't. This would be a great trail to run on as it's in good shape with very few hazards. Overall great trail.

Fun trail to run on

You have to spot these tiny signs all the way up and it is an amazing view from the top (took a car) when you get up to the top there is also a mailbox to sign your name and to put it back inside the mailbox lots of empty pages. only if they could cut more trees down up top I’d give it a 5/5 that being so 3/5

Great scenic trail. very well marked with many natural highlights like ponds and lots of wildlife. we did this as part of a boy scouts hiking merit badge.

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