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Pilot Knob Hill / Oheyawahe

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

Nice urban trail with views of Downtown Minneapolis and Historic Fort Snelling.


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Point to Point

932' 284 m

High

814' 248 m

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Up

118' 36 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

No onsite facilities, although there is a seasonal portable toilet.

Description

The trail starts in the parking lot at the northern terminus of Pilot Knob Road. 80% of the trail is low/minimum grade descent on gravel paths towards the fire ring containing sandstone markers commemorating the seven Dakota tribes that formerly resided in the area. The remaining 20% of the trail is steep, unpaved, and rutted, leading westward toward Sibley Memorial Highway, and connecting with the Big Rivers Regional Bike Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, rabbits and other small mammals are abundant. The area is known as a fantastic place to watch migratory birds. The surrounding area is vegetated with prairie grass and wildflowers. Insects, notably bumble bees, are abundant.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Mendota Heights

Shared By:

Joshua Johnson

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#252

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#27,263

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May 12, 2019
Lori Langeberg