Long Meadow Lake Trail

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Long Meadow Lake Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Minneapolis, 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 April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 219 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

It’s a pretty simple and flat trail, aside from the original decent into the valley. Currently the trail is pretty muddy, but not flooded over as some old signage references.

hiking
bugs
19 days ago

Some muddy areas, 1 footbridge is covered in water, easily passable but you'll have wet socks if your shoes aren't waterproof!

hiking
27 days ago

Beautiful bridge. Easy. Heavily trafficked with bikes and sport are very muddy

hiking
29 days ago

Pretty good conditions given recent rain. A few muddy spots and boardwalks a bit slippery, nothing too bad! Trail work was being done 3 miles in, but you can get through when they're not actively working. 3 deer today, lots of birds on the river.

hiking
1 month ago

Took my dog walking about 1.5 miles out on this trail in late August and it was dry with slight inclines throughout. There were 2 or 3 spots along the section of trail we used that had fallen trees over the path, but we were still able to navigate over them. Would definitely go here again as it was quiet and had low traffic.

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

I did a completely different section of the trail than what’s listed on the map. I went from the visitor center down to the bridge and then back. Ends up being right about 3.5 miles one way. Nice and scenic as you’re wedged between the river and the marshes. A lot of bugs and the trails currently “closed” because of flood damage but it’s still very navigable, just a few puddles/mud sections that you can walk around. Saw a ton of frogs and it’s very shaded for a bunch of the sections. A nice trail for trail running

hiking
4 months ago

The water has overflown and hence most part of the trail is not accessible, but still it is worth hiving a visit to see how annual flooding has brought the water level up. Bird watching is good

hiking
5 months ago

Loved it.

running
11 months ago

Ran with my dog on trail in early November. Trail was nice except for a couple spots that had mud that we could easily get around. There was also some construction at trail head by Cedar Avenue. It looked to be almost complete with a nice new parking area. I would use again.

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

Bridge Under repair June 2016. Can still hike trails around it.

hiking
Friday, March 02, 2012

Have enterred from the bottom of Cedar Avenue both walking and on my bike. It's a gentle 3 mile hike (walk) over and back along the river bottoms and back water to South and the ponds to the North. A little noisy as you go under Cedar Avenue/MN Rt 77 expressway bridge, but the rest of the nature experience is great! Another access is off Old Shakopee Road by 86th Street.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 12, 2010

This trail is also good for the non-technical mountain biker who still wants a rugged, but level ride. If you hike here, remember the bug repellent!

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

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