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Lebanon Hills Regional Park

St Paul, MN

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Lebanon Hills Regional Park is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near St Paul, Minnesota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & mountain biking and is accessible from June until October.

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Bluff Trail, Touch the Sky Prairie
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25 Completed 21 Reviews

This is a wide grass mowed path that goes from along Beaver Creek and then ascends gently to some Quartzite Bluffs. There are no trees on this trail so breezes blow freely and wide open horizons are your views. Wildflowers in this area add to interest. This little used new trail In new "Touch the Sky" prairie make this a solitude seekers paradise

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Prairie Waterfall, Touch the Sky Prairie
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25 Completed 21 Reviews

This short trail is now one of my local favorites. Very low effort to get to the reward of a tranquil setting of the waterfalls. On the way a very wide variety of wildflowers will be your companions

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To the Sky, Touch the Sky Prairie
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25 Completed 21 Reviews

This point to point trail goes along the spine of a hill so that you have 360 degree views in all directions. Bluestem prairie grass and wildflowers are the dominant vegetation while quartzite rock also dot the landscape. Very little used trail with lots of solitude. Trail has information kiosks which gives some detailed information on this special area on each end next to small grass parking area. I felt as though I was in a 'Prairie Wilderness'

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Lebanon Hills Regional Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I loved my first trip. Will come back to do more trails.

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Kadunce River Wayside Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Go to the shoreline of superior and start walking from the mouth of the stream. There are 6 waterfalls within a little over a mile that are great fun to climb.

This becomes a very difficult adventure in the spring due to "healthy waterfalls".

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Flandrau State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Went on an August day, wildflowers blooming like crazy. Great easy hike, some forests and some prairie grasses. However nearby camping, swimming, and road may have been great for park recreation but were poor for some peaceful hiking.

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Murphy - Hanrehan Park
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19 Completed 12 Reviews

I have hiked here several times in both summer and winter. The trails, especially in the northeast portion (my favorite part) of the park, can be quite strenuous with lots of going up and down big hills. The many interwoven loops offer infinite possibilities for track/distance, but beware of unexpected trail closures which force you to reroute (leave extra time). Put a pack on and this is good preparation ground for any serious hiking adventure

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Wild River State Park Campground
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19 Completed 12 Reviews

There is good prairie hiking here with woodland and riverside trails too. Backpack-in camp would be nice though I have only done drive-in camping here. My favorite use of the park has been to rent horses and go for rides in the park (though the stable I used to do this with appears to only board horses now).

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Elm Creek Park Reserve
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19 Completed 12 Reviews

One of my favorite parks in the Twin Cities for it's variety of activities. You can trail bike up to 20 or more miles with the long paved loops with lots of scenery, walk/hike numerous distances on either paved or horse trails, see prairie, woodland, marsh and lake areas, snowshoe, cross-country ski (lighted) and tube in the winter.

My personal favorite is making an 8 mile loop hike on the hiking/horse trails in the north end of the park - lots of variety of landscape, good views and plenty of chances to see wildlife.

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Whitewater State Park
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19 Completed 12 Reviews

I have hiked this park a couple times over the years and it remains one of my favorites for hiking because of the variety of loops to combine, the strenuous up/down nature of the trails, and the many great vistas. Well worth the trip and the camping is excellent if you choose to stay

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