Explore the most popular trails near Battle Lake with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
24 days ago

For the area, this is a nice, leisurely trail- our favorite in Glendalough State Park. In some spots, it could be marked better and it is expectedly buggy, but the lake is beautiful and there's hardly any traffic. Deer and other wildlife are plentiful!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

This is one of our favorite State Parks, but this isn't a very interesting trail on foot. Love to bike the paved portion though and do the loop that takes you into Battle Lake!

hiking
Friday, April 07, 2017

We discovered Glendalough State Park last summer and it has become our favorite hiking spot (now before Itasca State Park)! The trail goes from beautiful forest to prairie grassland with several side trails for variety. You can bike or hike this trail. We plan to bring our grandchildren here this summer as the length isn't overwhelming for the 7 to 11 age range. There are no eating facilities in the park however you are just minutes from town with the bike trail going all the way into town.

camping
Monday, April 18, 2016

camping biking kayak this is a awesome state park very relaxing

hiking
Monday, December 31, 2012

As a smaller out of the way park there is little traffic on the trails, greatly enhancing wildlife and bird watching opportunities. On prairie trails in spring the flowers are incredible if your timing is right. Monarchs gather in one spot in the park in fall, which are also a treat. The deer population is high and very photogenic, but evidence of bears and cougars also occasionally make an appearance. it is a good place to listen to owls. The addition of geocaches and rental facilities for everything from ice fishing gear to birdwatching kits to skis provide a deceptively broad range of activities available for such a small park. It is a hidden gem of a place that I hesitate to share the existence of because I so enjoy the peace it brings me to go here.

hiking
Sunday, August 12, 2012

There are hiking trails within this park. I went in late June and the trails were not that well maintained. Which if you are someone that enjoys a more rustic hike great. I personally don't enjoy flat hikes that are full of trail foliage. Mainly because if it's flat I want to run it, and also because I hate snakes and I can't see them if I'm ankle deep in "trail cabbage". Some of the stuff was growing so tall and encroaching onto the trail, it was up to my waist. I'd go back in late fall or very early spring but not so much a summer trail for me.

hiking
2 months ago