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Holland Lake Lollipop

Intermediate
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Lovely walk past several lakes, accessible in winter.


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8.5

Miles

13.6

KM

95%

Runnable

1,011' 308 m

High

888' 271 m

Low

786' 240 m

Up

787' 240 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Lake

I did this hike in the winter, and it was a bit icy. You may want ice grippers if you want to do this in the winter.

Overview

This is one of the longest winter runs available in the metro without doing unnecessary out-and-backs (you can add an out-and-back in the southeast corner which will extend the run to closer to 10 miles). Lovely views of lakes, wooded throughout, and the occasional short hill but otherwise flat terrain.

Need to Know

This park can get busy on the weekends, and I have even run into others at a rate of about 1 person per mile on a weekday in February.

Description

The trails are very well marked, with numbered intersections and maps (that you face north to read) at every intersection. In the winter, the dashed lines on the map indicate running trails, and the solid lines indicate skiing trails, so please be mindful of the work that is put into grooming the skiing trails and try not to trample the perpendicular ski tracks when crossing skiing trails.

Lots of lake views, boardwalks, and available in the winter. A few small hills, but nothing too strenuous.

Contacts

Land Manager: Dakota County Parks

Shared By:

Michelle Dobbratz

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Photos

Photo of the trail.
Jun 30, 2016 near Eagan, MN
Trail along Lake Jensen in the winter (obviously).
Jan 26, 2016 near Eagan, MN
One of many boarded pathways alongside the lake
Apr 8, 2020 near Eagan, MN
Schulze Lake
Jul 19, 2019 near Eagan, MN
Photo of one of the lake crossings from the bridge.
Jun 30, 2016 near Eagan, MN

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