Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Richardson Interpretive Trail

Bloomington, Minnesota 55438

Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Richardson Interpretive Trail

Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Richardson Interpretive Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Although Hyland Lake Park Reserve has more than 11 miles of trails open to hikers, I selected this particular segment because it offers more-wooded hiking in a section with the least developed facilities within the Hyland Lake complex. To get a better sense of the wild side of this area, this hike follows the trails looping out from the Richardson Nature Center.

The landscape provides more samples of oak and aspen woodlands and restored prairie representative of other areas in this park. From the classic oak woodlands surrounding the Richardson Nature Center, take a spur out to the intersection with the Oak Trail—our starting trail of choice for this narrative. Take the Oak Trail to the left (north)."

Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Richardson Interpretive Trail Reviews

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9/7/2009
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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8/1/2009
I love this trail...there are two 3/4 mile loops, one going through prairie, one through woods. Even though you are in an inner ring suburb you feel like you are out in the middle of nowhere. This part of the park (by Richardson Nature Center) gets the least traffic....some weekdays in the middle of the day it might just be you and wild turkeys!
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Trail Information

Bloomington
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.1
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Wide, mulch-covered pathways through woods and mowed lanes through meadows.
Terrain
Easy
Skill Level
1–1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Available at nature center or the website below.
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Dec 2018