Lake Minnewaska Loop

Glenwood, Minnesota

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As you drive into Glenwood from the north or the east, a startling view of Lake Minnewaska unfolds about 1 miles from town. After you've cruised along on flat to barely rolling highways, the road suddenly drops down a glacial ridge that surrounds Glenwood and its watery neighbor. The lake appears almost as if it's a mythical apparition, brought on by the shock of finding the large body of water in the middle of farm country. Thanks to Lake Minnewaska-the thirteenth largest lake in Minnesota-Glenwood has developed into a resort town as well as a supply point for area farmers. The town lies in part of the state that retains dramatic evidence of glacial activity. Much of this ride isn't suitable for children. As with the Lake Osakis Loop, through, an easy out-and-back ride exists.
Short Bike Rides in Minnesota

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by Mark Weinberger (The Globe Pequot Press)

As you drive into Glenwood from the north or the east, a startling view of Lake Minnewaska unfolds about 1 miles from town. After you've cruised along on flat to barely rolling highways, the road suddenly drops down a glacial ridge that surrounds Glenwood and its watery neighbor. The lake appears almost as if it's a mythical apparition, brought on by the shock of finding the large body of water in the middle of farm country.

Thanks to Lake Minnewaska-the thirteenth largest lake in Minnesota-Glenwood has developed into a resort town as well as a supply point for area farmers. The town lies in part of the state that retains dramatic evidence of glacial activity. Much of this ride isn't suitable for children. As with the Lake Osakis Loop, through, an easy out-and-back ride exists.

©  Mark Weinberger/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Glenwood
Distance: 20.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Riding Time: 1.5 to 3 hours
Season: Best spring to fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Minnewaska Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

4/13/2009
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Very hard if u ask me a lot of walking you must have a lot of energy if you ask me to do this trail, very steep MUDDY BEAUTIFUL,long fun i thought there were beautiful views at the nose thing and petersons peak alot of places where you can stop enjoy the view and eat i took the long trail but if you ask me i might not do it again for at least a week!! If i coull d do it at age 13 bring your kids and do it at any age i was hiking and i met some nice people lucky me but they loved it to far walking distance but if ur a good hiker it is nothing to you !!



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