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Blue Hill Trail

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, Zimmerman, MN
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Nice hike with prairie, steep hill, and small lake.

If you want to hike up a short, steep hill, there is a place to sit down at the top and get a good... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jennett H
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Zimmerman, Minnesota
Nice hike to the top of Blue Hill

Nice hike through the prairie then up a wooded hill to the top. It can be a little strenuous so... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Brolan
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Twin Cities,MN
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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, Zimmerman, MN
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to hike up a short, steep hill, there is a place to sit down at the top and get a good view. The longer hike goes through prairie and next to a small lake. We have hiked here many times and plan...More

Thank Jennett H
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Nice hike through the prairie then up a wooded hill to the top. It can be a little strenuous so take it easy if you have a medical condition. If you want a less steep climb take the left trail to the top instead of...More

Thank Brolan
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

We loved walking this trail. Starts off with a nice climb and you can get to a overlook of the park. Many places on the trail have benches to sit and relax if wanted. We took our dog on a leash and she loved it...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Easy hike on dirt/grass trail through prairie, pine forest and woodland. Enjoyed watching a pair of Trumpeter Swans and Canada Goose on Buck Lake from a well placed bench - a short hike to the observation deck with free telescopes was worth it. Later saw...More

Thank tuckerandy
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

Nice trail. Great scenery, and a nice little stopping point with an observation deck where you can rest, take in the views and enjoy a snack or two. Pretty flat, makes for a nice leisure walk. Dog enjoyed sniffing along the way & even met...More

Thank LadyHeckle
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

I visit this trail every month of the year. Very satisfying hike, run or ski opportunities in a natural setting. Single track dirt trail. No biking or snowshoeing intended. Only one significant climb to get to the top of Blue Hill (optional spur trail) otherwise...More

Thank Dean K
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

What a great place to hike and snowshoe. Many options on the length of your hike. Great view from atop Blue Hill. Great variety in terrain. Oak savannah, prairie, lakes and pine forests.

Thank Kim R
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