NCT - Lake 21 Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 111' 34 m
Descent: -126' -38 m
High: 1,473' 449 m
Low: 1,428' 435 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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Lakes Nelson & Twentyone Loops
2.6 mi 4.2 km • Loop • 337 ft Ascent 102.81 m Ascent
Singletrack Walker, MN( 2 )
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“Run around scenic Lake Twentyone on this family-friendly loop trail.”— Matthew Davis
The trail continues along the lakeshore and then crosses an inlet channel on a bridge before turning west. The trail will reach the intersection with the Nelson Lake Loop Trail, cross a bridge, pass through a Campsite (fee required), and then head southwest. At an intersection, the Nelson Lake Loop Trail continues on south.
To follow the Lake Twentyone loop trailhead west, pass through an ironwood grove with a grassy forest floor, and then loop around a boggy bay of the lake. There is a view to the west of another boggy wetland. Notice the beaver's trail and its lodge? The trail continues heading northeast before reaching a wide trail, a picnic site, and then the restroom and parking area.
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Land Manager: MN DNR - Paul Bunyan State Forest