Agate Cruise Ride

Moose Lake, Minnesota

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Claiming the title of "Agate Capital of the World," Moose Lake is a great place to start this ride. It is located at the halfway point on the Willard Munger Trail system, and the route follows an area covered by glacial till and outwash left from the last ice age. As you leave from the historic Soo Line depot, you will find the landscape on the route mixed with farm fields, abandoned meadows, forest, and marshlands. The first half of the cruise takes you on a northern loop up around a town that sits high above Hanging Horn Lake. The second half of the ride makes a circle tour to the south, visiting several villages as you pass lakes, rivers, and roadside rock pits offering opportunities to stop and search for agates.
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by M. Russ Lowthian (Falcon Guides)

Claiming the title of "Agate Capital of the World," Moose Lake is a great place to start this ride. It is located at the halfway point on the Willard Munger Trail system, and the route follows an area covered by glacial till and outwash left from the last ice age.

As you leave from the historic Soo Line depot, you will find the landscape on the route mixed with farm fields, abandoned meadows, forest, and marshlands. The first half of the cruise takes you on a northern loop up around a town that sits high above Hanging Horn Lake. The second half of the ride makes a circle tour to the south, visiting several villages as you pass lakes, rivers, and roadside rock pits offering opportunities to stop and search for agates.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Moose Lake
Distance: 58
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Trailhead Elevation: 1,050 feet
Top Elevation: 1,150 feet
Local Contacts: Moose Lake Chamber Of Commerce
Driving Directions: Directions to Agate Cruise Ride

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Apr 2018