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Bjorkland Trail

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Trail

1.9 mile 3.0 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 216' 66 m
Descent: -208' -63 m
High: 1,112' 339 m
Low: 992' 302 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Killingbeck

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This loop trail leads you through meadows, a forest, and past a stop at a Bjorkland Lake (Lake Maria) overlook.

Kevin Killingbeck

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Wildflowers · Wildlife

In the winter season, this trail is for cross-country skiing only and requires a ski pass.

Overview

Bjorkland Trail is a loop trail at Lake Maria State Park that provides access to reservable backpack campsites and Lake Maria.

Description

Starting and ending at the trail center, this loop trail will lead you through beautiful rolling woodlands and meadows. You'll pass many reservable campsites should you decide to stay the night. This trail also provides walk-in access for canoes and kayaks.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers can be seen in the spring, as well as endangered Blandings Turtles, osprey, and eagles.

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Oct 7, 2018
Saranya Subramanian
1.9mi
Jun 30, 2018
Andy T
Nov 24, 2017
Tess Habermann
Easy hike but mud was a bit slippery. 1.9mi
Apr 22, 2017
Jeremy Morton
Big woods lake loop 3.5mi
Apr 21, 2017
Jeremy Morton
car to campground. 1mi
Apr 8, 2017
Larry Archer
Outside loop 6.6mi
Sep 21, 2016
Kevin Killingbeck
2mi — 0h 48m

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  4.6 from 5 votes

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The glassy waters of Lake Maria shine in the afternoon light.
Mar 14, 2017 near Monticello, MN
Trail Map
Apr 29, 2018 near Monticello, MN
A Blanding's turtle sculpture awaits your viewing at the Lake Maria State Park Trail Center.
Mar 14, 2017 near Monticello, MN

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