“This outer loop brings you on a sight-seeing tour of Lake Elmo Park Preserve's periphery.”
— matt pekuri
Bikes are only allowed in the summer. $5 parking or annual pass. Be sure to yield to horses and hikers.
This outer loop is slightly more difficult than the inner Eagle Point Loop
. The doubletrack trail includes a couple of steep climbs, some fun descents, and a couple of water crossings. From the Eagle Point Loop
, take this trail at the second intersection. It will intersect the Outer SW Loop
, at which you can turn right to stay on the outer most trails, or go straight to get back to the inner Eagle Point Loop
This trail affords some excellent views of the park land. Along the way, you'll see prairie grass and wildflowers. I often come across deer and other wildlife on this loop.