Located on the Mississippi River, Frontenac is a birdwatcher's paradise. It's one of the best spots in the country to view birds migrating in the spring and fall. More than 260 species of birds have been recorded here. No wonder: Lake Pepin's diverse habitats -- bluffland, prairie, floodplain forest and upland hardwood forest -- attract numerous warblers, hawks, waterfowl and shorebirds. Hikers and skiers enjoy spectacular views of this beautifully wooded river valley. Fishing, swimming and boat tours are all available nearby.

hiking
11 days ago

Very muddy but gorgeous spring green. Lake Pepin is high so the sandy point is small but well worth the visit.

hiking
23 days ago

awesome!

I enjoyed seeing bald eagles and white tailed deer here yesterday. There wasn't anyone else on the trail (I love midweek hikes). Trail is in decent condition though one of the spur trails had fallen trees over the trail. I liked the switchbacks and change in elevation. Good distance and difficulty for an afternoon hike. I look forward to coming back in the summer and fall when there are leaves on the trees.

walking
3 months ago

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6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail just be sure to watch your footing on the lower bluff trail it can get slick.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail on the bluffs. Risky when wet though. Overlooks the Mississippi River and multiple towns on the river.

hiking
8 months ago

Great Trail. Not difficult but up and down a few steep hills

hiking
10 months ago

Not exactly a "hard" trail until you have to ascend up to the rock formation. Very beautiful and interesting angled hike that takes a bit of balance too. A couple spots below to splash your face in the water. Lots of boat noise which was annoying though. Would definitely come back for this one!

camping
10 months ago

Nice, light hike. The bluff/hill half was much nicer than the river half.

hiking
11 months ago

This made for a pleasant autumn hike/walk. I would rate it as easy; very little change in elevation. The trail is shaded and the trees look nice next to the water.

hiking
Friday, May 06, 2016

I loved this trail! It has a little bit of everything! And the lower Bluff trail was beautiful!

hiking
Saturday, July 25, 2015

A mix of sculpted bluff and prairie trail. It's not as scenic as other nearby parks (Afton, O'Brien, etc). My biggest issue is that a number of the prairie trails are roadside or require crossing a road and the bluff trails run into camping areas which can distract one from that feeling of getting lost in a good hike but that's just personal taste.

hiking
Friday, June 19, 2015

Had a fun time!

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

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Sunday, May 04, 2014