Hike-in Required
Open Year-round
ADA accessible
Guided tours
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Mount Tom in Minnesota’s Sibley State Park with an elevation of 1376 feet is the highest point for miles around. There is an observation tower that was built on the top of Mount Tom in 1938. The stone and wood tower provides 360-degree views of the rolling hills and tranquil lakes of the area. The origin of the name Mount Tom is not known.

Mount Tom can be easily accessed by driving to the north end of Lakeview Campground Round. There is a good-sized parking lot there. From the parking lot is about a tenth of a mile walk on a paved path to the top of Mount Tom. The walk to the top does gain about 40 feet of elevation. The top of Mount Tom has a restored grassland habitat of native grasses and wildflowers. Mount Tom can also be reached by hiking the 3.3-mile-long Mount Tom Trail which loops through the park.

Since Mount Tom is located in a state park, a fee must be paid to enter the park. A day use or annual permit can be purchased at the Park Office.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

State Park Day-Use Fee


Sweeping views.


Can be crowded.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions


Family friendly
Big vistas



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