Minneapolis: Eagle Point Lake

This 3.5-mile circuit explores a lakeside community of marshlands, meadows, and spotted forests rich in wildlife and intimate picnic spots.
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This 3.5-mile circuit explores a lakeside community of marshlands, meadows, and spotted forests rich in wildlife and intimate picnic spots.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.6

Waypoints

ELP001

Location: 44.9757652282715, -92.9047241210938

Hop on Trail 19, climbing a short hill

ELP004

Location: 44.9733428955078, -92.9148178100586

Veer NW to an old shelter

ELP005

Location: 44.9771881103516, -92.9151458740234

Tree stands act as natural walls in old farm fields, cutting the bitter W winds

ELP010

Location: 44.9783210754394, -92.9059829711914

Keep along lake then Head ESE to close loop at trailhead

ELP009

Location: 44.9807662963867, -92.9088745117188

Keep straight, staying with the treeline

ELP006

Location: 44.9823760986328, -92.9188690185547

Stay straight

ELP002

Location: 44.9717636108398, -92.9069442749024

Keep R, then wrap around the S bay of Eagle Point Lake

ELP003

Location: 44.9712257385254, -92.9105529785156

Trek into oak moorlands
Side trip: Head N into swampy cape to watch birds

ELP007

Location: 44.9857063293457, -92.9189987182617

Trail skirts marshy area mixed with oak and cattails; good views of the lake

ELP008

Location: 44.9819221496582, -92.9154586791992

Turn R and head briefly to shoreline; compared to other lakes nearby, Eagle Point is a shallow canteen and doesn't support many fish