Frontenac State Park

Lake City, Minnesota 55041

Frontenac State Park

Frontenac State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

Frontenac State Park Trip Reports

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7/9/2010
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.
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4/4/2010
Excellent trail, great hiking! Steep with lots of switchbacks. Well maintained, but not paved or cleared.
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Trail Information

Lake City
Nearby City
2.7
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
1,050 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,050 feet
Top Elevation
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 Contacts
USGS Maiden Rock
Local Maps

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