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#10 of 80 state parks in Minnesota

Best trails in Frontenac State Park

329 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Frontenac State Park, Minnesota? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Frontenac State Park ranging from 2.4 to 6.6 miles and from 787 to 1,092 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Frontenac State Park is located on the Mississippi River 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Red Wing. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as hiking the many trails that overlook Lake Pepin, meander through restored prairies, or take you to the shores of the Mississippi River. For overnight stays, the park has many fully equipped campsites.

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Map of trails in Frontenac State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2,270 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
651-345-3401
Top trails (5)
#1 - Bluffside Trail
Frontenac State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Bluffside Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake City, Minnesota that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#2 - Pleasant Valley Lakelet Prairie and Lower Bluff Trail Loop
Frontenac State Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Pleasant Valley Lakelet Prairie and Lower Bluff Trail Loop is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frontenac, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is Show more
#3 - Lake Pepin Overlook Loop
Frontenac State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Lake Pepin Overlook Loop is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frontenac, Minnesota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#4 - Pine Loop Trail
Frontenac State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 40 m
The Pine Loop Trail passes through a pine forest which is a distinct ecosystem within Frontenac State Park. To reach the loop, you'll have to descend down slopes using other trails branching off the uShow more
#5 - Sand Point Trail
Frontenac State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 47 m
Sand Point Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Frontenac, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more