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Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Intermediate
 4.4 (23) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A larger loop with a couple of out and back legs and multiple starting points.


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9.6

Miles

15.4

KM

Loop

1,015' 309 m

High

888' 271 m

Low

569' 173 m

Up

568' 173 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Overview

Get lost in the wilderness right in town. Though this park does see a fair amount of traffic, most of your time will be spent alone. The trees and several lakes in this park give the hike a north-woods feel. This trail is easy enough for the novice but experienced hikers will also enjoy the many miles and beautiful scenery.

Need to Know

Water and bathrooms are available year-round at all three trailheads. There's a beach and showers at the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center to cool you off after the hike.

The trail is mostly shaded. Bring bug spray in season. Some trails are used by horses. Avoid the ski trails in the winter.

Description

Several start points are possible. This track starts at the Jensen Lake Trailhead but you could also start at the Holland Lake Trailhead to the north, the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center to the northeast, or the Dodd Road access at the southeast corner.

Much of the trail will take you around the edges of the many lakes. Other parts will take you deep into the woods. While there are some minor hills here and there, there is nothing that will be daunting.

The route can easily be modified to just about any length you wish. There are 19 miles of trails available in the summer.

The trail is very well marked. At each crossroad you'll see a "You Are Here" sign, the number associated with that crossroads, and as you go in any possible signs saying "To #" so you know which crossroads your heading to.

Please be aware of your fellow trail users, and give right of way to equestrians and slower moving groups.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers can be found in some areas of the park. Cranes, herons and other birds call the waters of the lake home, as well as smaller wildlife seen frequenting the banks.

Contacts

Land Manager: Dakota County Parks

Shared By:

Craig Long

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 23 votes

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Photos

Early spring wildflowers and folliage at Lebbanon Hills Regional Park.
Apr 16, 2021 near Eagan, MN
Photo of the trail.
Jun 30, 2016 near Eagan, MN
Dakota Lake
May 9, 2022 near Eagan, MN
Holland Lake
May 9, 2022 near Eagan, MN
Sedge Pond
May 9, 2022 near Eagan, MN
Marshes on the edge of Jensen Lake.
May 9, 2022 near Eagan, MN

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Mar 21, 2020
David Norris
5.1mi — 14h 21m
Sep 25, 2019
Brandon Plank
2.8mi — 4h 01m
Jun 22, 2019
Brandon Plank
Good condition, some muddy spots 2.1mi — 4h 57m
Jun 8, 2019
Aaron C
9h 15m
May 12, 2018
ash marine
9.6mi
Apr 25, 2018
Josh Nelson
5mi
Feb 27, 2018
Jan Wagner
Tucson mountain park
Dec 3, 2017
Kyle Weispfenning
2.3mi