White Woods Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Albert Lea, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 124 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

The trail head is accurately marked on the map.

Many trails that hadn't been maintained before are cleared now!

hiking
bugs
muddy
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Some parts of the trail are not maintained. On the other hand, it's beautiful out here, and I plan to see all the trails.

hiking
Sun Apr 29 2018

Park opens May 1, but I parked at the gate and got out and walked in anyways. It’s a very beautiful park! Saw deer, geese, hawks, someone else I saw said they saw a wild turkey.

hiking
Mon Nov 09 2015

Fantastic little trail set with a good number of options for routes, and for sitting area to grab a bite, some open areas to play fetch with your 4legged friends, and a good number of creative geocaches too!

hiking
Wed Jul 16 2014

The county finally did clear almost all of the trails in May. It's nice to go for a walk with my daughters.

Fri Nov 15 2013

While still decent, these trails have never been the same since the May 2013 snowstorm that dropped 2 feet of snow and downed trees and limbs everywhere. The County still hasn't been out to clean it up, and there are many trails that are blocked or disrupted by downed trees.

nature trips
Sun May 12 2013

Headed into the park to do some geocaching. Many downed limbs (some sizeable) blocking several portions of trail due to recent heavy May snowstorm. The northern most trail that skirts the lake is also very muddy and flooded in certain parts.

hiking
Fri Dec 14 2012

This is my favorite hike in the immediate Albert Lea area. White Woods Loop is between 2.5 and 3 miles when you take the very outer trails, but also offers several different trail options that wind and intermingle throughout the various sections of the park, making shorter hikes possible. Visit my profile, click on "tracks," and look for White Woods County Park to see some of the alternate trail lengths.

hiking
26 days ago

horseback riding
28 days ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sun Nov 08 2015

walking
Tue Oct 08 2013

walking
Wed Dec 05 2012