Fort Snelling State Park Snelling Lake and Pike Island Trails

Mendota, Minnesota 55150

Fort Snelling State Park Snelling Lake and Pike Island Trails

Fort Snelling State Park: Snelling Lake and Pike Island Trails Professional Review and Guide

"The first part of this hike explores Pike Island and follows a hiker-only trail system that runs along the perimeter of the island. Whether you go clockwise or counterclockwise around the loop, you will intersect two cross trails that offer the option of shortening the hike.

It’s a short jaunt from the visitor-center parking area to the trailhead on Pike Island. A 0.2-mile spur from the lot cuts through a sampling of the type of growth you will experience throughout this hike. This is river bottomland—a jumble of understory composed mostly of silver maples, some ashes, and a few stately cottonwoods, veterans of many floods."

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Trail Information

Mendota
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Pike Island, earth and mulch; Snelling Lake, mostly paved with some gravel.
Terrain
Easy
Skill Level
1.5–2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Fishing
Additional Use
Fort Snelling State Park
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Nov 2018