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

So many memories! Did the whole thing

Great time but could have the trails marked better so you didn’t have to keep asking people where to go.

Great trail with some variety in terrain, incline. Nice view of Jensen Lake—water lily blooms were ready to pop!

Attempted this June 30th 2018, couldn't get onto it due to flooding. It looked great on the other side :D

22 days ago

Great trail to take the kids

25 days ago

Nice, easy one hour loop walking trail. Lots of places to stop along the way if you'd like. I was most impressed by the trail markers and maps. Very easy to follow and plan your hike by following the numbers on the trail map markers.

1 month ago

It’s a great 1 hour walk that’s pretty easy. The views from the lake are phenomenal, we’re super lucky to have this gem in Eagan.

1 month ago

It’s a quick hiking trail that is immersed in the woods despite being in the city. It’s a beautiful walk/hike.

My husband and I tried to hike this last weekend on 5/6/2018. Unfortunately, it was closed due to flooding. Definitely will have to go back and try it again! Thankfully, we found some other hikes at Fort Snelling State Park!

2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful place to be. My favorite place to be.

Only problem was the dog poop other than that love this trail!

The wildlife you see along the way is exciting! I saw several woodpeckers, a dozen deer including two baby, and a bunch of wild turkeys. Only encountered a few people on my walk. It is peaceful and feels like your up north.

3 months ago

Mostly paved even terrain on this loop. Picturesque row of pines.

Easy and nice loop around pike island. Hiking shoes a must right now as it’s pretty muddy and slick in areas. Enjoyed getting out today and excited for spring. Easy parking as well. Make sure to get vehicle day or annual pass and have it out on dash.

Easy walk, very cool to see the confluence of the rivers. Great bird watching, too.


Hiked this last week, it was great. Saw 12 deer and 20 turkeys. the whole loop is closer to 5 miles according to my Fitbit.

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7 months ago

I love the proximity to the city and the different looping options on this trail! I often see wildlife in the less-travelled “interior” segments.

Green and peaceful.

Great trails, lots of wildlife.

Great hike around the the lake. Mostly love the peninsula like area around the halfway point of the lake

perfect easy hike with kids

was great for 30-60mins walk.

Great loop - dogs on leashes allowed and I let my dog play in the water at the half way point. Quiet and safe.

Flat trail. Nice wooded views and walking along the shoreline is beautiful.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Very nice - lots of lake views!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great trail -- drive all the way through the park past the beach and picnic island. You will get to a parking lot with a nature center. The bridge to pike island is a few minute walk from the last parking lot.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Nice easy run. Through marshes and wood. Some dirt path and some wood pathways.

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Great trail. Elevation change and clear directional markings. App also worked great.

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