Frontenac State Park

Lake City, Minnesota

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4 out of 5
Frontenac State Park encompasses 2,230 beautiful acres that include the 450-foot bluff overlooking Lake Pepin, a widening of the Mississippi. Called Point-No-Point, the 3-mile-long bluff creates an optical illusion to boaters traveling down river. From a distance, it appears to be a point jutting out into the water, but the illusion disappears as boaters approach it. This bluff, which became a state park in 1953, nearly twenty years after its designation was proposed, is a popular birding and recreation site. Here you’ll find a diverse wildlife habitat of forests, open meadows, old fields, prairies, and bottomland hardwood marshes.
Hiking Minnesota

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Hiking Minnesota

by Mary Jo Mosher & Kristine Mosher (Falcon Guides)

Frontenac State Park encompasses 2,230 beautiful acres that include the 450-foot bluff overlooking Lake Pepin, a widening of the Mississippi. Called Point-No-Point, the 3-mile-long bluff creates an optical illusion to boaters traveling down river.

From a distance, it appears to be a point jutting out into the water, but the illusion disappears as boaters approach it. This bluff, which became a state park in 1953, nearly twenty years after its designation was proposed, is a popular birding and recreation site. Here you’ll find a diverse wildlife habitat of forests, open meadows, old fields, prairies, and bottomland hardwood marshes.

© 2009 Mary Jo Mosher & Kristine Mosher/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lake City
Distance: 2.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,050 feet
Top Elevation: 1,050 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Frontenac State Park, Frontenac, MN; (651) 345-3401; www.dnr.state .mn.us/parks; Department of Natural Resources, Information Center, St. Paul, MN; (651) 296-6157 or (800) 646-6367 (only in MN); www.dnr.state.mn.us/parks
Local Maps: USGS Maiden Rock
Driving Directions: Directions to Frontenac State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

7/9/2010
0

if you're really into hiking in the woods, this would get another star. there's some nice elevation change, but there's nothing particularly scenic about this trail. the terrain's rugged (advertised) but the payoff for the walk is pretty minimal.


4/4/2010
1

Excellent trail, great hiking! Steep with lots of switchbacks. Well maintained, but not paved or cleared.



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