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Sakatah Lake State Park Loop

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5.7 mile 9.2 kilometer loop
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 347' 106 m
Descent: -347' -106 m
High: 1,120' 341 m
Low: 1,011' 308 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Overall easy run that doesn't have much elevation except by the lake shore.

Jeff Engel

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This run is made of of several shorter trails starting from the Sakatah Lake State Park campground. Most is on wood chip trails though there is some singletrack and a portion is on the paved bike path.

Need to Know

Need a state park permit if you park at the trailhead.

Runner Notes

Watch the footing by the lake shore.

Description

Starting at the State Park Campground, follow Hidden Pond Trail. Cross the state bike trail and head toward the lake and the picnic area. Then turn east and run along the lake. This is where it gets sketchy as parts of the trail are narrow and next to the water.

Continue out past the group camp on Timber Doodle Trail. This loops around and then you can run back on the paved bike trail for a little bit before getting back on the trail toward the picnic area. Then, keep heading west along the lake on Wahpekute Trail, crossing the bike trail again, and onto Oak Tree Trail, then take the Big Woods Trail loop (a little hillier here). That connects back to Sumac Trail, which leads back to the campground and trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Birds, trees, ferns, deer.

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Morning sun over Sakatah Lake.
Jul 19, 2019 near Waterville, MN
Careful - when it's been raining this little "creek" makes the trail crossable only by this mass of branches.
Jul 19, 2019 near Waterville, MN

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