Holland and O'Brien Lakes Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saint Paul, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length5.5 miElevation gain337 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeBlowdownNo dogs
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Lou Cornicelli
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Hiking

Great trail and trail system overall.

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Laura Posterick
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Very muddy but good trails. Looking forward to going back once it’s drier.

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Chad Moe
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Hiking

Great walk. sloppy today, so wear your spikes. Many of the trails on this route are marked as cross country ski trails during the winter, so be prepared to improvise.

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Ann Marie Freeman
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Beautiful but a bit crowded on a weekend with nice weather. This particular route isn’t possible to hike fully in snow as part of it is marked as ski only. Have to improvise a bit to get the miles in, which for me, meant backtracking for a small segment. Also worth noting, there are some one way signs that are confusing and inconsistent.

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mark vanden heuvel
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John Pierce
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Mary Dalman
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McKenna Quandt
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Hiking

Beautiful trail with sooo many route options

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Chip Bergeaux
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just getting over covid, which wasn't much of anything to get over, and made a nice hike of it!! Isolation sucked!

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Shannon Vesledahl
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Geraldine Tan
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Emily Herzan
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very nice day out, fair amt of people, but plenty of space!

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Kurt Klaus
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Some of it is absolutely gorgeous some of it’s a little too close to the road. The trails are wonderfully kept

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Shawn Haroldson
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Great shape this morning. More people than normal, but all friendly and courteous.

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Steve Henry
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Hiking

Nice 3.4 mile mostly loop with some hills.

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Shawn Haroldson
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Trail was in great shape today and although the wind was brisk, the weather was otherwise perfect!

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Shawn Haroldson
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Trail is in excellent shape. Love coming here early to get in a great hike!

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Ernest Grumbles
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Hiking

Pretty trail with a nice walk but needs better signage.

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T Lembcke
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Great place to snowshoe, hike or cross-country ski. I came out for the former and enjoyed quite a bit. Recommended for those seeking good terrain options with some open spaces, mostly woods.

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Josh Pool
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Hiking

Nice trail. A little busy around the end points and less further down the trail. BM had a good time.

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Ben Hoese
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Pretty good for a metro Regional park. Lots of connecting loop trails with numbered junctions and map signs that make it easy to follow. Dakota County keeps their trails narrower than Three Rivers does, so it feels more intimate. Lots of variation...water, prairie, hills, woods.

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Mikaela Schriber
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HikingOff trailPrivate property

had trees down and part of the trail was on private property, had to go a different way for a good portion of the trail.

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Ron Ebb
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Long hike on dirt trails. Scenic.

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Jenna Lewins
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The trails are a bit difficult to follow, it seems that they mix between horse & hiking trails. At one point, it tries to bring you on private property that is gated off. Theres a trail that will bring you around the private property- which adds a bit of distance to the hike. Give yourself extra time for the hike. :)

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Anne Weber-smith
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This is a nice hike. Lovely area. We did get a bit off track following these directions and ended up on a road and having to cut through a maintenance area. The paths are not all that well marked and there are many intersections. Carry a map with you.

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Slimming Down to Sexy
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Hiking

So green and beautiful...kept my map nearby to make sure I was going the right way!

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Michael Swann
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Nice hike, but I would revise the route to avoid the maintenance shed and road. Saw 6 garter snakes on my hike and lots of other birds, flowers, and lakes. If you go, use the maps provided and stick to hiking trails.

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