Overlook Trail

MODERATE 66 reviews

Overlook Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eden Prairie, Minnesota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Unpaved woodland trails. Lots of terrain options.

1 month ago

loved the scenery, beautiful landscape, and alot of fun. they also have a natural spring fountain to drink from

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Some steep ups and downs, but you're rewarded with nice overlooks.

trail running
5 months ago

Great amount of elevation over a short distance. There are no overly large climbs (200' or more). Good scenery; feels secluded even though it's in the city.
Would be nice if it was longer, but multiple loops works pretty well on this one if you mix up each loop.

6 months ago

We really liked this trail. Lots of elevation change and beautiful views. It's not the longest trail but worth it. It's also very close to the Cities.

It's beautiful but short !!

7 months ago

Nice short hike with a few steep hills

hiking
8 months ago

We only did the short trail...Nice trail that had a good incline and nice view. Recommend bug spray and hiking boots,there are muddy spots. I look forward to going again and doing the longer trail.

hiking
9 months ago

My fiancé and I enjoyed scenic views of Eden Prairie along wildflower lined trails. An uphill hike mostly, but lovely in early July.

9 months ago

Great views! Trails could be marked a bit better in some places.

10 months ago

May 28, 2017. A lot of rain this spring has given birth to way too many mosquitoes. Bring you bug spay. I found it unbearable.

hiking
10 months ago

It was amazing. So beautiful out there today. A little muddy when you first start, but soon becomes more dry. Loved it! First time there and I will be going back!

11 months ago

Love this trail. It has some steeper hills, lots of trees.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great trail. We took the west side and really enjoyed the hike. Good elevation gain and beautiful views up on the top.

trail running
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Very steep hills at some spots but once you get to the top it's beautiful. Worth the run/hike up.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Great little trail to get a little climb (comparatively speaking for the area). There are spring fed streams running throughout that stay open during the winter, and nice views from the upper trail. Most of the people we met were walking their dogs. During the summer it would be a great place to go to picnic, as there are several tables along the way. The park is currently open daily, not April-October as listed.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

This is a great hike and reminds me of a short snippet of a trail you may find on the west coast. It can be nearly vertical at times but it's short lived and it rewarded by great views of the valley or the peaceful beauty of the forest.

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

Live nearby and hike it several times a year. Great view of the Minnesota River Valley. A number of hills makes for a good workout. Heavily wooded areas help to cool you down in hot weather.

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Nice hike through some hills with some scenic views. If you live nearby it's perfect for a quick outdoor workout.

trail running
Friday, August 21, 2015

Beautiful, quiet, and quick if you need something that will get your heart pumping for a shorter workout. I ran it, watch out though... I got sniped by a hornet that got me 3 times! If you have allergies bring your epipen or benadryl!

hiking
Sunday, March 16, 2014

One of the few placs to get some elevation change along with a nice hike in TC region. Very convenient access and beautiful views. I think that in good snow conditions, some of these trails could be skiied. Any body tried this?

hiking
Friday, August 31, 2012

This was actually a really fun trail. Not
Very a lot of people use it but the dirt trails are clear of brush and the trail includes many little bridges and stairs up to an Amazing view over Minnesota. Couldn't be more pleased with this trail.

hiking
Thursday, July 19, 2012

This is a great location with a fair amount of elevation and a great view overlooking the Minnesota River valley. It takes about 45 minutes to make a circuit around. I like to hike the trail in one direction, then reverse direction and go the opposite way for a nice 1 1/2 outing. There are a few extra trail segments cutting across the main loop if you want to add a bit more time.

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