Trails

Headquarters Hiking Trail

Open Season: May through mid-October
Length: 0.5 mile
Location of trail: Headquarters
Surface: Crushed rock, ADA compliant
Difficulty: Easy
Information: The trail begins at the refuge headquarters and visitor contact station. The trail winds through an aspen forest and includes a short boardwalk leading to an observation blind overlooking a wetland. The trail ends near the headquarters parking lot. Several benches offer quiet places to rest and observe nature.

Maakstad Hiking Trail

Open Season: May through mid-October
Length: 0.25 mile
Location of trail: Along the auto tour drive
Surface: Mowed grass
Difficulty: Easy
Information: The trail loops through a small, mature hardwood forest. It starts and ends near the Maakstad parking area.

Rodahl Trail

Open Season: May through mid-October
Length: 1.5 miles
Location of trail: In the southwest portion of the refuge near Farmers Pool
Surface: Crushed rock, ADA compliant 
Difficulty: Easy
Information: The trail intersects a portion of the refuge’s 9,000 acres of forestland. This straight trail ends at an observation deck and observation blind overlooking wetland habitat where you may see wading birds and a variety of waterfowl.

Maakstad Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.39
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Headquarters Hiking Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.53
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