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

Several hiking/snowshoeing trails that are unpaved. They are really well maintained and offers beautiful sights.

walking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

A good place to get out. Good trails and clearly marked maps on trails. Lots of different ways you can take and switch up your rout.

walking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

my family enjoyed the early morning walk.

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

Bridge Under repair June 2016. Can still hike trails around it.

beautiful clean (paved) trails to walk for either a short or long distance.

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Overall some nice trails. Widely used. There are trails that go around another lake besides Medicine Lake that offer some relaxing views and solitary.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Rollerblading is great.

trail running
Monday, May 25, 2015

This is a nice trail for day hiking, photography or easy trail running. There are enough trails in the park to hike more than 1.8 miles. I did a 4 mile loop. The trails are wide and groomed for cross country skiing in the winter. There are many good areas for picnics or to hang a hammock.

cross country skiing
Sunday, December 22, 2013

This park has easy to a almost vertical ski trail. They call it the challenge trail. Nice Park but not much for food compared to others. Just pop, candy and maybe popcorn. So it might be a good idea to bring something a little more healthier with you

hiking
Monday, June 04, 2012

I love this "trail" for my city walking. There is lots of green space and three or four big areas where native plants and wildflowers have been re-introduced to help with water quality. This makes these areas great for seeing butterflies, bees, and birds, and many different beautiful flowers in spring and late summer-early fall. It is a great place to watch the change of seasons. Trail can be busy on weekends and quiet during the week days. Biggest drawback is proximity to MSP Intl Airport.

walking
Friday, March 02, 2012

Paved in concrete and/or asphalt. Two "trails" -- one walking and one cycling. The cycling trail is well maintained in the winter and becomes a de facto shaired trail when there is snow. Pleasent walk! It's about 2.75 mi around and takes me about 40 min (thought the trail guide says 1 - 1.5 hours! Who's pacing it anyway?! A mix of folks walking both ways! In the summer one part goes past the beach (on the north side of the lake). In January you can see the real hockey players on real hockey arenas on real ice! WOW! In the glide pat to MSP. so ther's a bit of air traffic to ignore. One portion crosses over the cedar avenue bridge, though there is an extension around teh west end of the lake which requires crossing Cedar Avenue twice. It's a great "stroll."

hiking
Friday, March 02, 2012

Have enterred from the bottom of Cedar Avenue both walking and on my bike. It's a gentle 3 mile hike (walk) over and back along the river bottoms and back water to South and the ponds to the North. A little noisy as you go under Cedar Avenue/MN Rt 77 expressway bridge, but the rest of the nature experience is great! Another access is off Old Shakopee Road by 86th Street.

on Long Meadow Lake Trail

mountain biking
Sunday, September 12, 2010

This trail is also good for the non-technical mountain biker who still wants a rugged, but level ride. If you hike here, remember the bug repellent!

trail running
6 months ago

on Long Meadow Lake Trail

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday, April 07, 2017

walking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

mountain biking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

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