DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

9 months ago

It's a quick and easily rewarding trail. Takes you through the quintessential Minnesota backwoods and lakes. The foliage is more deciduous than coniferous but in the Autumn time, it makes for a wonderful array of colors. The old fire tower at the end is a promising reward for the journey. The tower is placed on the one of the highest points around there and the last part of the journey gets a little steep. Steep by the terms of a Midwest hill that is. The tower itself only holds 6 people at a time and feels a bit shaky when it's windy or there is someone using the stairs. It's a little unsettling as you're going up but once you reach the top, the enclosed area up there helps to settle the nerves.