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Straight Lake State ParkTrail descriptions

Hiking Ice Age Trail Ice Age National Scenic Trail

This beautiful stretch of trail meanders for about four miles through the park along the lake and Straight River. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail route is marked with yellow blazes and is the only designated trail in the park. After leaving the park boundary to the west, the Ice Age Trail continues northwest towards the town of Frederick and leaving the park boundary to the east, the trail travels towards the McKenzie Creek State Wildlife Area. The western terminus of the entire Ice Age Trail begins in Interstate State Park near St. Croix Falls, about 20 miles from Straight Lake.

Hiking Rainbow Lake Trail

The Rainbow Lake Trail is a 1-mile trail that goes around Rainbow Lake. This challenging trail provides excellent views of Rainbow Lake and the surrounding landscape.

Hiking Glacial Trail

The Glacial Trail is a connector trail between the Rainbow Lake Trail and the east side of the park where it connects with the Ice Age Trail. The Glacial Trail provides views of the hummocky terrain left behind after the last Ice Age.

Hiking Straight Lake Trail

The Straight Lake Trail is about 0.9-miles long. It starts at the picnic area parking lot and winds its way down to the southern shore of Straight Lake. It also connects to the campsites.

 

 

Last revised: Friday September 29 2017