Fall Night Hiking



Enjoy night hiking along 5.5 miles of lighted xc ski trails at Lake Elmo Park Reserve - Nordic Center Trailhead. 

Trail lights are on daily from dusk - 9:30 p.m.  At 9:15 p.m. the outer perimeter loop shuts off with the inner loop closest to the Nordic Center on until 9:30 p.m.  All hikers must be off the trails by 9:30 p.m. and out of the park by 10 p.m. 
All cross-country ski trails will close to hiking, walking, etc. once snow grooming begins. Winter hiking will then be directed to the Big Bluestem trail, our designated multi-use trail located at the Eagle Point Trailhead, a non-lighted trail (across the park road from the Nordic Center).  

Night hiking is free with a valid parks vehicle permit.

For information, please call the Lake Elmo Contact Station at: 651-430-8370.