Photos of Murphy Lake to Minnregs Lake Trail

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
Monday, September 18, 2017

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.