Explore the most popular trails near Monticello 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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trail running
18 days ago

This is overall an easy trail. The only moderate section is along trail section #2 as there are a couple of climbs. I run this trail 1-2 time a week. I generally start at the parking lot by the swim area and take the Esker trail (#1) along Bertram lake to #2 to the #3 loop and return back on #2 and take the Esker trail along Long lake. This is a 5 mile run. It’s also a great hike that has some variation lots to look at. It’s a wise well maintained trail.

There are also 8 miles of single track that is used primarily by mountain bikers. I’ve only run a few miles of that during sanction trail runs. These are a bit more challenging as the topography changes a bit quicker than the walking/hiking trail.

We loved hiking here! The trails are challenging and versatile for bikers and hikers.

trail running
4 months ago

It was beautiful- not too many bugs!

There are some awesome off road bike trails that are challenging, yet fun! Also beautiful scenery and clean.

mountain biking
6 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

mountain biking
Sunday, May 01, 2016