Elm Creek Park Reserve - Eastman Nature Center

Osseo, Minnesota 55369

Elm Creek Park Reserve - Eastman Nature Center

Elm Creek Park Reserve - Eastman Nature Center Professional Review and Guide

"A hike along creeks, by marshes, and through some big woods. Elm Creek Park Reserve is the largest park in the regional park system at 5,300 acres, though it does not seem to be as appreciated as some of the smaller parks in the system. Nevertheless, the park does offer plenty of nature: three streams, five lakes, lots of marshes, restored prairies, lowland forests, and a small section of the Big Woods.

All of this gives a gentle feel to the place where a short stroll through the woods, along marshes and meandering streams can turn into miles of walking before you know it. The main park’s trail system is a little like a spaghetti junction, since trails for just about every activity cross paths every which way. Special attractions: Overlooks of the creek, a big marsh, and Eastman Nature Center."

Elm Creek Park Reserve - Eastman Nature Center Reviews

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6/1/2009
Beautiful park. Easy bike path ....that aligns to ski trails that offer a better hike! Bike paths look good.
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7/7/2005
We picked a couple of trails just to look the park over. FANTASTIC is the only thing we can think of. The trails are well groomed with beautiful vistas everywhere. We plan on returning soon.(Deer flys are bad--at home too. Jerry &Bonnie
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Trail Information

Osseo
Nearby City
4.5
Distance
60 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Hennepin Parks, 612-559-9000
Local Contacts
Nature center trail map; USGS quad: Anoka.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018