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North Country Trail: Jensen Campround to Coal Mine Lake Campground

Intermediate
 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A scenic, point-to-point hike along Sheyenne and Coal Mine Lakes in the Lonetree Wildlife Management Area.


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5.6

Miles

9.0

KM

Point to Point

1,700' 518 m

High

1,606' 490 m

Low

120' 37 m

Up

120' 37 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Family Friendly The trail is generally gentle.

The NCT is closed during deer hunting season. Contact ND Game & Fish at (701) 324-2211 for more information.

Overview

Hike 5.25 miles on the North Country Trail across a variety of native grasslands between two campgrounds within North Dakota's Lonetree Wildlife Management Area (the state's largest WMA).

Need to Know

Free camping is allowed at both Jensen and Coal Mine Lake Campgrounds, which feature tentsites, pit toilets, fire rings, and water pumps.

Caution should be taken crossing Hwy 14 and also along the short roadwalk in between the lakes.

Description

Along the way, you'll climb up to Teepee Ring Hill to enjoy a sweeping 360° vista and hike along Sheyenne and Coal Mine Lakes. The NCT is marked with yellow Carsonite posts displaying the NCT emblem and is mowed annually (usually by the end of July).

Flora & Fauna

Hikers will encounter a variety of grassland wildlife and may even spot a moose.

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Shared By:

Matthew Davis

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