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North Country Trail: Jensen Campround to Coal Mine Lake Campground

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Length

5.6 Miles 9.0 Kilometers

99%

Runnable

Elevation

120' 37 m

Ascent

-120' -37 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

1,700' 518 m

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1,606' 490 m

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

Matthew Davis

Overview [Suggest Changes]

The NCT is closed during deer hunting season. Contact ND Game & Fish at (701) 324-2211 for more information.
Run 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).
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

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.

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

The trail tread is mowed prairie and there are rocks and gopher holes. The roadwalk between the lakes may be wet in the spring.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Along the way, you'll climb up to Teepee Ring Hill to enjoy a sweeping 360° vista and run 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 [Suggest Changes]

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

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