Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Richardson Interpretive Trail

Bloomington, Minnesota

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Hilly islands of oaks and aspens are intermixed with some representative prairie meadows and dotted with ponds throughout a rather short network of hikes in the less-developed portion of the park. Though the park has more than 11 miles of trails open to hikers, I selected this hike because it is in the least-developed part of the Hyland Lake complex. The Bush Lake parking lot provides access to a number of trailheads. The paved pet/bike trails begin their 5-mile loops here and take pets, pedestrians, and pedalers in a circle around the open prairie and nestled hills in the center of the park.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Minneapolis and St. Paul

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Minneapolis and St. Paul

by Tom Watson (Menasha Ridge Press)

Hilly islands of oaks and aspens are intermixed with some representative prairie meadows and dotted with ponds throughout a rather short network of hikes in the less-developed portion of the park.

Though the park has more than 11 miles of trails open to hikers, I selected this hike because it is in the least-developed part of the Hyland Lake complex. The Bush Lake parking lot provides access to a number of trailheads. The paved pet/bike trails begin their 5-mile loops here and take pets, pedestrians, and pedalers in a circle around the open prairie and nestled hills in the center of the park.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bloomington
Distance: 2.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1–1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: West Bush Lake Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Richardson Interpretive Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/7/2009
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This trail is very beautiful and has a great combination of rolling hills, prairies, and dense forest. It isn't too long of a hike (1 and a half hours or so) but is well worth the trip to Rogers. The only negative point I have is the lack of lakes and streams, but if that isn't important to you, I think you'll really like this Trail. Difficulty is probably a 2 out of 10 so a great trail for beginners. Watch out for horses though!



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