1 month ago

loved the scenery, beautiful landscape, and alot of fun. they also have a natural spring fountain to drink from

Nice trail. elevation change is not too difficult. could be muddy. snow and ice on the trail now.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Some steep ups and downs, but you're rewarded with nice overlooks.

trail running
5 months ago

Great amount of elevation over a short distance. There are no overly large climbs (200' or more). Good scenery; feels secluded even though it's in the city.
Would be nice if it was longer, but multiple loops works pretty well on this one if you mix up each loop.

We really liked this trail. Lots of elevation change and beautiful views. It's not the longest trail but worth it. It's also very close to the Cities.

It's beautiful but short !!

Nice short hike with a few steep hills

hiking
8 months ago

We only did the short trail...Nice trail that had a good incline and nice view. Recommend bug spray and hiking boots,there are muddy spots. I look forward to going again and doing the longer trail.

hiking
9 months ago

My fiancé and I enjoyed scenic views of Eden Prairie along wildflower lined trails. An uphill hike mostly, but lovely in early July.

More of a moderately difficult trail, but nice views!

Great views! Trails could be marked a bit better in some places.

10 months ago

May 28, 2017. A lot of rain this spring has given birth to way too many mosquitoes. Bring you bug spay. I found it unbearable.

hiking
10 months ago

It was amazing. So beautiful out there today. A little muddy when you first start, but soon becomes more dry. Loved it! First time there and I will be going back!

11 months ago

Love this trail. It has some steeper hills, lots of trees.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great trail. We took the west side and really enjoyed the hike. Good elevation gain and beautiful views up on the top.

trail running
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Very steep hills at some spots but once you get to the top it's beautiful. Worth the run/hike up.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Great little trail to get a little climb (comparatively speaking for the area). There are spring fed streams running throughout that stay open during the winter, and nice views from the upper trail. Most of the people we met were walking their dogs. During the summer it would be a great place to go to picnic, as there are several tables along the way. The park is currently open daily, not April-October as listed.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

This is a great hike and reminds me of a short snippet of a trail you may find on the west coast. It can be nearly vertical at times but it's short lived and it rewarded by great views of the valley or the peaceful beauty of the forest.

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

Live nearby and hike it several times a year. Great view of the Minnesota River Valley. A number of hills makes for a good workout. Heavily wooded areas help to cool you down in hot weather.

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Nice hike through some hills with some scenic views. If you live nearby it's perfect for a quick outdoor workout.

trail running
Friday, August 21, 2015

Beautiful, quiet, and quick if you need something that will get your heart pumping for a shorter workout. I ran it, watch out though... I got sniped by a hornet that got me 3 times! If you have allergies bring your epipen or benadryl!

Fall Colors Tour October 19 at the EFEIT/RTA
10 to 12 noon
Free
Public
This is our last outing for 2014. There will be no excursions in 2015 due to construction on Hwy 101 and Flying Cloud Drive. Excursions will resume in 2016 in partnership with the city of Eden Prairie.

nature trips
Saturday, May 10, 2014

What's happening at the EFEIT/RTA this season? So far here are the events planned for 2014.

All Excursions 10 to 12Noon
FREE PUBLIC


July 19- Cynthia Thomas and Yako Myers – Wildcrafting the EFEIT/RTA with Native American Herbalists Thomas and Myers

Aug 9 - Minnesota Wildflowers – Botany and Imagineography at the EFEIT with online field guide expert from Minnesota Wildflowers

October 19 Kate Havelin, author of “Best Hikes of the Twin Cities” will lead us through the EFEIT/RTA



Elizabeth Fries Ellet Interpretive Trail at the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area

18700 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN
1/6 mile past Lions Tap Restaurant

10am to 12noon
Free





http://www.writersrisingup.org/news-from-the-trail/writers-rising-up-news/interpretive-trail-news/the-best-hikes-of-the-twin-cities

July 19- Cynthia Thomas and Yako Myers – Wildcrafting the EFEIT/RTA with Native American Herbalists Thomas and Myers

Aug 9 - Minnesota Wildflowers – Botany and Imagineography at the EFEIT with online field guide expert from Minnesota Wildflowers

October 19 Kate Havelin, author of “Best Hikes of the Twin Cities” will lead us through the EFEIT/RTA

hiking
Sunday, March 16, 2014

One of the few placs to get some elevation change along with a nice hike in TC region. Very convenient access and beautiful views. I think that in good snow conditions, some of these trails could be skiied. Any body tried this?

hiking
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Wildnerness in the city Excursions
Free
Public
All 10AM to 12 NOON

May 31 - Minnesota Wildflowers – Botany of the EFEIT with the online field guide expert from Minnesota Wildflowers
June 14 - Cynthia Thomas and Yako Myers – Wildcrafting the EFEIT/RTA with Native American Herbalists Thomas and Myers
Aug 9 - Minnesota Wildflowers – Botany and Imagineography at the EFEIT with online field guide expert from Minnesota Wildflowers
October 19 Kate Havelin, author of “Best Hikes of the Twin Cities” will lead us through the EFEIT/RTA

hiking
Friday, August 31, 2012

This was actually a really fun trail. Not
Very a lot of people use it but the dirt trails are clear of brush and the trail includes many little bridges and stairs up to an Amazing view over Minnesota. Couldn't be more pleased with this trail.

hiking
Thursday, July 19, 2012

This is a great location with a fair amount of elevation and a great view overlooking the Minnesota River valley. It takes about 45 minutes to make a circuit around. I like to hike the trail in one direction, then reverse direction and go the opposite way for a nice 1 1/2 outing. There are a few extra trail segments cutting across the main loop if you want to add a bit more time.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
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