Explore the most popular trails near Prior 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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Beautiful paved trail around the lake. Nice distance, approx 3.5 miles.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

I liked this park and would come back. I didn't do the whole trail - just the northern loop. The hiking surface was mostly sandy soil and mostly went through forest, sometimes abutting wetlands. This portion of the trail requires crossing a road twice.

The trail was fully submerged at one point (probably not a big deal if you're on a horse), but I found a way around by balancing on a log and walking on what may have been a beaver dam. (This part was actually really fun.) There were also a few downed trees that required climbing over.

There are no facilities here. And no maps of any kind, anywhere. There are trail markings at some intersections, but without a map I didn't know what the markings meant.

Dogs are not allowed here.
Also, this network of trails is for horses, so there will be manure.

Nice hiking trails , great hike with your dog :-)

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Bound to get lost

Too much horse poop and too wide open vs wooded

Monday, January 02, 2017

Extremely well cared for trail. Perfect for walking, running, rollerblading and biking! The distance is perfect to get you ready for a 5k (or something longer, of course).

Friday, September 02, 2016

Beautiful paved trail around the lake, wildflower a, views, restrooms, even a soda vending are on the golf course that runs parallel.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

The map on this trail highlights only the paved path. There are a few dirt/grass options on the southwest side of the lake. Totaled 8.28 miles. Quite a few walkers, runners and cyclists on the paved path. No one else on the hiking only dirt trails.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Great spot for yellow belly cat fish during the summer and beautiful hiking trail! Also fun to take the paddle boats out! Workout! All in all a great place. Just bring bug spray!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pleasant, well-kept, easy trail. Good for bikes, wheel chairs, etc. Good for a long walk but I wouldn't actually call it a 'hike'. Great park facilities, also.

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on Cleary Lake Trail

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