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Holland Lake Lollipop

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Roundtrip

8.5 miles

13.6 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Elevation gain

786 ft

240 m

Highest point

1,011 ft

308 m

Avg grade

4% (2°)

Elevation loss

-787 ft

-240 m

Max grade

22% (13°)

Elevation loss

-787 ft

-240 m

Avg grade

4% (2°)

Lowest point

888 ft

271 m


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Shared by Michelle Dobbratz

Features

Dogs - Leashed  ·  Lake

Overview

This is one of the longest winter hikes available in the metro without doing unnecessary out-and-backs (you can add an out-and-back in the southeast corner which will extend the hike to closer to 10 miles). Lovely views of lakes, wooded throughout, and the occasional short hill but otherwise flat terrain.

The trails are very well marked, with numbered intersections and maps (that you face north to read) at every intersection. In the winter, the dashed lines on the map indicate hiking trails, and the solid lines indicate skiing trails, so please be mindful of the work that is put into grooming the skiing trails and try not to trample the perpendicular ski tracks when crossing skiing trails.

Lots of lake views, boardwalks, and available in the winter. A few small hills, but nothing too strenuous.
This is one of the longest winter hikes available in the metro without doing unnecessary out-and-backs (you can add an out-and-back in the southeast corner which will extend the hike to closer to 10 miles). Lovely views of lakes, wooded throughout, and the occasional short hill but otherwise flat terrain.

The trails are very well marked, with numbered intersections and maps (that you face north to read) at every intersection. In the winter, the dashed lines on the map indicate hiking trails, and the solid lines indicate skiing trails, so please be mindful of the work that is put into grooming the skiing trails and try not to trample the perpendicular ski tracks when crossing skiing trails.

Lots of lake views, boardwalks, and available in the winter. A few small hills, but nothing too strenuous.
I did this hike in the winter, and it was a bit icy. You may want ice grippers if you want to do this in the winter.

Need to Know

This park can get busy on the weekends, and I have even run into others at a rate of about 1 person per mile on a weekday in February.

Contacts

Land Manager: Dakota County Parks

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