Mount Tom, Sibley State Park

Willmar, Minnesota 56201

Mount Tom, Sibley State Park

Mount Tom, Sibley State Park Professional Review and Guide

"A climb up Mount Tom- the highest point within a 50-mile radius. Sibley State Park and Mount Tom are located in the north-central part of Kandiyohi County. Kandiyohi is a Dakota word meaning “lakes.” Needless to say, this county lives up to its name with 361 lakes, or a lake for about every 2 square miles of area. The park is named for Henry Hasting Sibley, the first governor of Minnesota. He mentioned this as his favorite hunting grounds.

A variety of hardwoods grow here, from oak and ironwood on the hills to basswood near Lake Andrew. At one time, native prairies surrounded the park and its drier upper slopes; today, the DNR is restoring a few of these through prescribed burns. Most of the park, though, is covered with a dense deciduous forest common to the Hardwood Hills. The park has several trails and loops, including a canoe route that connects four lakes. Special attractions: observation tower with a 360-degree view, beach on Lake Andrew."

Mount Tom, Sibley State Park Reviews

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3/27/2003
This is a wonderful area to hike in. Bring your bike too as there are great bike trails in the area. This is a short hike that includes a few minor challenges. A great hike to take kids on. You'll get a great view in return for a very little work. Enjoy!
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Trail Information

Willmar
Nearby City
2.5
Distance
185 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,385 feet
Top Elevation
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 800-652-9747
Local Contacts
State park trail map; USGS quad: Mount Tom.
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