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Great trail to take the kids

walking
4 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.

walking
10 days 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.

hiking
10 days ago

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

on Crosby Farm Park

13 days ago

a nice, relaxing, extremely easy walk. all flat, shaded, part of it is along the river so you may see eagles or other interesting birds. can get muddy and buggy but it's not uncomfortable.

Much Paved and mostly flat from entrance off Shephard road. There are wooded path options and paths that lead back to the river - good to go exploring.

hiking
25 days ago

A great day as we enjoyed the parks on our mobility scooters.

Very pleasant place to walk. Mostly flat with lots of wildflowers and beautiful cool shade in spring and summer. Several trails within the park. Two lakes and the river to enjoy, plus a small boardwalk over a marsh. Land and water birds and occasional turtles and harmless snakes.

hiking
1 month ago

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!

This is a nice lake to walk around and it's located next to some very nice neighborhoods. It goes through a beautiful little park area and creek and has a ton of places to fish; however, there were a few parts of the trail that had little to no shade which would make it pretty rough in really hot weather, so make sure you put on some sunscreen. There was also a surprising amount of trash on some parts of the trail (we went in spring right after a long winter and they might still be catching up on getting the park ready). Overall, it's a nice paved trail and there is plenty to do at the park, I would definitely recommend Phalen Lake.

walking
1 month ago

Close to Keys Restaurant

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

beautiful scenery

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

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful lake to walk around

walking
2 months ago

Feels as if you’re in the middle of the woods!

I great place to walk around sunset. I got some lovely photos of the sunset and saw a few beavers. The walking paths into the woods are my favorite. Very muddy in spring.

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.

walking
2 months ago

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

walking
3 months ago

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.

on Crosby Farm Park

walking
5 months ago

Visited in winter. Kid friendly. Quiet get away from city noises.

awesome

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.

trail running
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.

Love this park!

walking
8 months ago

Busy but convenient. Quick scenic walk.

Fun trail. Can bring your dog and let em run in the water. Good nature hike

hiking
8 months ago

Green and peaceful.

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