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A gently rolling hike to the park's southwest corner and around Lake Rebecca.


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Map Key

8.3

Miles

13.3

KM

Loop

1,029' 314 m

High

905' 276 m

Low

745' 227 m

Up

750' 229 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Fishing · Lake · Swimming · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The park is open year-round and no fees or permits are required. Parking is free.

Overview

This route takes you to the southwest corner of the park and on around Lake Rebecca. Along the way, you'll encounter tall stands of Big Woods forest, skirt extensive wetlands and marshes, see the south end of the lake, and pass expanses of prairie. In this four season climate, the nature of this hike changes seasonally. The forests blaze with color in the Fall and the prairie with wildflowers in Spring and summer. You'll pass Kasma Marsh, which is the longest continuous Trumpeter Swan nesting site in the Park District.

Need to Know

Maps are posted at most major trail junctions. Designated trail uses in the park can change between summer and winter (there are separate maps). The description here is only for summer use. You may encounter equestrians on these trails, so practice proper trail etiquette.

Check the park's website to see if any hunting is being allowed and, if so when. It's a good idea to wear a piece of blaze orange clothing if hiking in the Fall.

Description

A paved trail circles Lake Rebecca, but this route stays mostly on the unpaved wide grass hiking and equestrian trail. It follows the paved trail for a short distance at the start and then again later on so you can get a view of the south end of the lake.

This route starts at the parking lot south of the park entrance (this is also parking for the singletrack trails) and follows an unpaved trail south to the paved trail and then follows that west for 0.4 mi where you cross over the unpaved trail. Follow the unpaved trail south, past a parking lot at the end of Roy Road, to the south west corner of the park, where the unpaved trail turns sharply east.

Continue on the unpaved trail to where it intersects with the paved trail and follow that trail north and then east along the south end of Lake Rebecca. About 0.4 mi after crossing gravel Lake Rebecca Road East, you can rejoin the unpaved trail and follow it north, past a picnic table, for 1.5 mi to a trail junction near Rattail Lake. Turn left here, and follow the unpaved trail west and then south to where it crosses the paved park entrance road. Follow this road back to the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

This park is a haven for wildlife and is part of the Three Rivers Park District Trumpeter Swan restoration program.

Contacts

Shared By:

BK Hope

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Photos

Going north on the east side of the park.
Nov 7, 2023 near Rockford, MN
On the hiker/horse trail in mid-summer.
Nov 7, 2023 near Rockford, MN
Going north on the unpaved trail
Nov 7, 2023 near Rockford, MN
Under the forest canopy on the park's south side.
Nov 7, 2023 near Delano, MN
Going south on the unpaved trail.
Nov 7, 2023 near Delano, MN
South end of Lake Rebecca.
Nov 7, 2023 near Rockford, MN

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