Tamarack Nature Center is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Saint Paul, Minnesota that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length2.8 miElevation gain141 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingWalkingRunningLakeNo dogs
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A smaller stroller and wheelchair accessible paved trail loop is also available in this park.

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Bekki Robinson
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Hiking

I took the outer path which was a combination of dragonfly and deer trail. there was a small section that had some ice and another small section that was flooded but those could be avoided. this time of year the highway was visible at times because trees don't have leaves yet. I imagine it looks better when it gets greener.

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Barbara J
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Hiking

Very loud from the freeway (March 2). Maybe it’s quieter in the summer. Looks like it would be great for kids!

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René Klein
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Hiking
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Beth Berg
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SnowshoeingGreat!

Beautiful day for snowshoeing!

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Jody P
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Snowshoeing

Trail was confusing to find but great once on it. Acorn is a trail that you can snowshoe on. Trail not marked well but if you just keep following the lake you will go in a loop.

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Grant Cza
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WalkingFloodedGreat!IcyMuddy

Easy and well maintained. Can get a bit crowded on nice days.

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Walking Wanderer
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Hiking

Nice park, from the little of it that I got to see. Mainly I was on the Acorn loop. There is a stretch of this trail that is a bit uneven, and slanted, which might make it difficult for some. Many more trails in this park than the map here shows. Woodland, grassland, and wetland trails. Looks like there is a play area for the young'ns. Looking forward to more visits to explore this park.

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Kristen Lancaster
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Hiking
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René Klein
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Hiking
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Nikki Airi
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WalkingGreat!

looks nice but they don't allow dogs on the trail.

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Alyssa Mickelson
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Hiking

Pretty views, uneven trail (acorn). Need to try a different one!

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Rebekah Doyle
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Hiking

a couple of turns were not well marked so I ended up having to backtrack. surfaces vary from asphalt to sand to grass to wood chips and planking in wet spots.

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Rebekah Doyle
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Road biking
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Bianca Param
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Hiking

Simple trails with little surprises (like a path through the forest)

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Sammira Little
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Cecilia Shearon
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HikingFloodedPrivate propertyScrambleWashed out

Took a break halfway through. Great one hour if you go no breaks! Would not recommend as a springtime hike.

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Doug Monson
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Hiking

Nice 2.8 loop with shorter options available. Muddy in places this time of year and part runs along the interstate so not the most peaceful. Saw a huge bald eagle!

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Gayle H
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Hiking

A little slushy, but good terrain for an almost city park.

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John Kesler
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Cross-country skiingIcy

I’m sure the trail is great but the trail conditions were impossible.

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Kenny Lee
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Hiking

Very nice trails overall.the trail will take you in the wood In swampy area and open space.

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Izzy S
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HikingBugsMuddy

A simple and easy hike which is accessible to all ages. If hiking soon, the paths are quite muddy (small patches of water on the paths as well) and watch out for wooly worms and tiger salamanders crossing the paths. Mosquitos are out and about at the moment as well, they’re worst out on the deer trail.

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