Lebanon Hills Regional Park is located in the Minnesota cities of Eagan and Apple Valley. The 1,869acre park, the largest in Dakota County, contains forests, grasslands, marshes, and wetlands. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing, hiking, and winter mountain biking. Summer activities include mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, camping, horseback riding, and hiking.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lebanon Hills Regional Park and many more Eagan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Eagan trip itinerary maker site .
The park began in 1967 with the acquisition of 80acre around one of the largest lakes in the park, Jensen Lake. Forty additional land acquisitions brought the size of the park up to its current (2015) size of 1,869acre. The park includes 13 lakes and ponds. Trails in the park allow hiking, biking, skating, skiing, and horseback riding. There is also a campground and a retreat center, Camp Sacajawea.
The visitor center trailhead is the main trailhead and gateway for the park. The visitor center has canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals in the summer, cross-country ski, snowshoe and kicksled rentals in the winter, as well as park naturalist programs, recreational programs, and picnic areas with charcoal grills. Next to the visitor center is Schulze Lake Beach with swimming and changing/shower facilities. Special events at the visitor center include a family-friendly New Year's Eve party and the Trails by Candlelight event (second Saturday in February).
The equestrian trailhead has horse trailer parking and more than 10 miles of wooded trails. The Holland Lake trailhead has a pier for fishing, a picnic shelter, and trails that connect to the rest of the park trail system. The Jensen Lake trailhead has multiple picnicking areas, a large picnic shelter, a playground, and a 2mi hiking loop around the lake.
Overall, the park has more than 14 miles of summer hiking trails and 12 miles of winter trails.
Lebanon Hills Regional Park Reviews
Best park in Dakota county, huge. Wonderful swimming lake and beach, can rent canoes, kayaks, snow shoes, skiffs, etc. very cheaply. more »
Separate walking, biking, and horse trails all feel like a wilderness getaway in this vast, incredibly well-managed park any season of the year. Now in winter, snow-shoers quickly pack down trails for... more »
Twin Cities can be proud with the parks they have. This park in particular is very popular with the locals, has hiking in the snow free season and sky tracks in winter, a lot small wild animals, birds, toads and much more. It also has infrastructure for families to enjoy picnics and organic drop off points.
Great place to go on a nature walk in summer. In winter you are able to rent cross country skis which are very reasonably priced. There are many different trails.
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