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Jensen Lake Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Saint Paul, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 121 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy
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Pet owners beware. Very severe brown tick problem, even if you have treated your pet prior to visiting. Beautiful views along the lake. Lebanon Hills Regional Park is the largest park in the Dakota County park system. Containing almost 2,000 acres, the park offers miles of trails and many lakes for year-round outdoor sports, recreation and environmental education. For more information visit: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/parksTrails/LebanonHills

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Christopher Porto
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Will Stueve
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Christopher Kern
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Great easy trail with gorgeous fall colors EVERYWHERE 

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Tony Rueb
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Gus Broman
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Well maintained with views of lakes and forest

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Marie Olson
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It’s a popular trail. Great for kids and dogs. Be sure to watch the one-way signs. They want to keep traffic going the same direction around the lake.

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MN N8TIVE
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beautiful morning

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Randy Samos
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A very nice and easy set of trails. The trail around Jenson lake can get quite busy at times. Outside of the park is basically 'town'. It's really not too bad though. Take off on almost any trail that's attached to Jenson, and there is a lot less traffic. Many beautiful views this time of year as the color change starts to wander it's way through the area.

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Angie Gilbert
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Fun bridge, dirt trail, up and down. Can make it shorter or longer. Covered. Beautiful wooded area with lots of ponds.

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MN N8TIVE
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was a great day

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Kevin K
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Gus Broman
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Great hills it just rained the night before and the trails were in GREAT condition !

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Andrew Rothstein
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Matthew Purscell
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Ben Mouw
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Roger Stortenbecker
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Easy, short loop.

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Cyrus Kirby
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Great trail but too many runners.

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Richard Bergeaux
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nice morning hike. quiet and not many people

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Sarah Moran
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Emily Herzan
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beautiful chilly hike! very few people and a few fall leaves!

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Jessica Rasmusen
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The trail was in great condition for the most part. There were spots that had lots of tripping hazards, whether they be roots, large stones, or holes where the trail has washed away. We went early but there were still a lot of people already on the trails.

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Dave Schwalbe
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Great! Bailey has a great time here!

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Gus Broman
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Great views canopy trees and a quick pass by the visitor center

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DAVID JOHNSON
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Beautiful hike thru the trees.

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Gus Broman
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Beautiful trails canopy trees Great Lake views

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Briana Cooney
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Walking

Great trail! It was raining but the trees blocked most of it! Wasn’t too muddy either.

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Gus Broman
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Great trail along water with a great canopy

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Brad Chamberlain
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This trail is primarily used by runners. There are more hiking trails further back in the trail system (Voyager trail). Heavily trafficked. Very easy with not much elevation change.

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Caroline Schlehuber
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Very fun and easy trail! There were some very nice views of the lake, and there were many different trails you could add on to to change your route. I’d say it was moderately to heavily trafficked and it was very clearly marked as well. This would be a great trail for a family, or just someone looking for a relaxed and easy hike!

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Michelle Rosier
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Nice trail with plenty of shade and views of lake and trees. Lots of pond lilies and iris in bloom.

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