Lebanon Hills Regional Park

 13 votes

9.6 Miles 15.4 Kilometers


55%

Singletrack

684' 209 m

Ascent

-683' -208 m

Descent

1,016' 310 m

High

884' 269 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Unknown

Update

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

Craig Long

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.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — Swimming — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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

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Jul 4, 2017
Brenda Leffler
Jensen Lake trailhead 5.5mi — 2h 30m
Jun 29, 2017
Kate Kwiecinski
very fun, free parking, kind of close to freeway 2.1mi
Jun 3, 2017
Shawn Connery
Apr 15, 2017
Jeremy Morton
Nice trail, some rain cutting hike short. 5.2mi
Mar 20, 2017
Colby Era
Mar 19, 2017
Allison Bristow
5mi
Feb 7, 2017
LE Laguna
Nov 25, 2016
KW WK
9.6mi

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A pleasant combination of Lakeview and woodland trails. Very good signage too, with clear routes and mileage indicated. Multiple parking areas allow you to start hikes from different spots and focus on particular trails. Nov 2, 2016


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