Murphy Lake to Minnregs Lake Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Murphy Lake to Minnregs Lake Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Prior Lake, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
337 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I liked this park and would come back. I didn't do the whole trail - just the northern loop. The hiking surface was mostly sandy soil and mostly went through forest, sometimes abutting wetlands. This portion of the trail requires crossing a road twice.

The trail was fully submerged at one point (probably not a big deal if you're on a horse), but I found a way around by balancing on a log and walking on what may have been a beaver dam. (This part was actually really fun.) There were also a few downed trees that required climbing over.

There are no facilities here. And no maps of any kind, anywhere. There are trail markings at some intersections, but without a map I didn't know what the markings meant.

Dogs are not allowed here.
Also, this network of trails is for horses, so there will be manure.

5 months ago

Nice hiking trails , great hike with your dog :-)

7 months ago

Too much horse poop and too wide open vs wooded

hiking
7 months ago