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Mud Lake Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.7 mile 7.5 kilometer loop
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 194' 59 m
Descent: -196' -60 m
High: 952' 290 m
Low: 881' 269 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

This 4.7-mile, family friendly, partially-paved run, will take you along a mixture of flat and hilly terrain.

Kristen Arendt

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Wildlife

Overview

This 4.7-mile, family friendly, partially-paved run, will take you along a mixture of flat and hilly terrain through the beautiful Elm Creek Park Reserve.

The Mud Lake Loop is an excellent trail to take family and friends for a day filled with fun outdoors. From running to disc golf, this loop provides a variety of activities for everyone.

Runner Notes

Mud Lake is also a very popular trail running destination for the variety of terrain that it provides and its location relative to Minneapolis.

Description

Elm Creek Park Reserve is an incredible resource for everyone in the Twin Cities area. The Mud Lake Loop does a great job of showcasing the opportunities that this park provides.

The trail will take you past the man-made swimming pond, disc golf course, and the historic Pierre Bottineau House. With these attractions in mind, make sure you bring a swim suit and anything else you need to take full advantage of this trail!

This well laid out loop will also give you the choice to add distance to your run.

As you get close to the bodies of water along this trail, keep an eye for the variety of bird species that live in the park. If you are lucky you might see a beaver building its home!

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Flora & Fauna

Sandhill cranes, deer, beavers, and trumpeter swans call this area home. Make sure you bring the binoculars!

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Oct 20, 2018
Nicole Dooher
Apr 21, 2017
Sara R
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  4.7 from 6 votes

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#13

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#1,740

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Boardwalk/wooden bridge on the trail.
Sep 8, 2019 near Osseo, MN
Shared hiking and cycling trail.
Sep 8, 2019 near Osseo, MN

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