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Three Mile Drive

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

This pleasant 3 mile loop is nice in any season and provides access to many of the foot-traffic only trails in the park.


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2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

96%

Runnable

1,080' 329 m

High

981' 299 m

Low

244' 75 m

Up

219' 67 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildlife

The arboretum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Description

Throughout the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Three Mile Drive is used both as a pleasant trail in and of itself, and as a convenient way to access the foot trails in the park's interior. While car traffic does use the road for three seasons a year, a large shoulder designated for pedestrian use exists along the roadside. In the winter, the road takes on a special character as the gates close to vehicles and turn the park road into a winter wonderland.

Along the way, the road traverses rolling terrain peppered with interesting flora and fauna.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for numerous species of bird and small game animal along the road.

Contacts

Land Manager: University of Minnesota

Shared By:

Jim Conway

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