Fall Night Hiking

Lake Elmo Lit Trails

Friday, October 13
7 p.m.
Lake Elmo Park Reserve at the Nordic Center

Bring your friends and family and join us for an enjoyable evening family hike along the lit trails of Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Breathe in the crisp autumn air, view the stars, observe the local wildlife, and soak in the quiet serenity of the night. Meet outside of the Nordic Center or hike the trails on your own.



Additional fees

A Washington County park vehicle permit is required ($7 daily or $30 annually) to enter the park.

Fall Night Hiking

Open to the public from late-September until the snow falls. 

Enjoy night hiking along 5.5 miles of lighted cross-country ski trails at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, starting at  the Nordic Center Trailhead.

Trail lights turn 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 Park Reserve park office building at 651-430-8370.