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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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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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Interstate State Park
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19 Completed 12 Reviews

One of my favorite quick trip day hike locations, not far from the Twin Cities on the St Croix. Lots of up and down hiking (or good trail running), some massive staircases, great views of the river, lots of photo spots, and of course all the amazing pothole formations in the north end of the park. If the short loop distance is discouraging, do the loop twice - one of the few places you can do that and not get bored the second time around!

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Snowbank Trail
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19 Completed 12 Reviews

Combined this loop with portions of the Disappointment Lake loop to the east for a 27 mile 3-day remote and challenging backpacking trip with a couple companions. Again, the trail is beautiful, especially the northern and north-eastern portions with great overlooks of Snowbank Lake from high granite ridges. However, since I was here 4 years ago, the trail has become much more overgrown (whether due to a very wet spring this year, or lack of maintenance, I don't know), making navigation difficult and unclear at times, and footing somewhat treacherous (being often unable to see your footfalls). The portions on the Kekekabic and Disappointment trails were not nearly so overgrown. The water level was high, making most beaver dam and creek crossings challenging and many places mucky. Still well worth doing if you like a challenging and remote hike in the BWCA area (we didn't see another body the whole trip).

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Rum River Central
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19 Completed 12 Reviews

A great park for paved trail walking or non-paved hiking (using horse trails). Loops of varying length can be combined for 1 to 8-9 miles of hiking. Portions of the park are hilly. Great views of the Rum River, open prairie, marshland, and wooded hiking. See if you can find the foundations of an old homestead (guessing that's what it was).

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Crow-Hassan Park Reserve
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19 Completed 12 Reviews

A very nice and easy hike of varying length depending on trail choice (lots of overlapping loops). Mixture of prairie and woodland with great views along the Crow River. Walk-in camping, walk-in boat launch and other activities available. The location/map listed is WRONG, it is not Elk River, it is by Hannover. See http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/crow-hassan-park.aspx for location and park map.

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