Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
6.00 ft (1.83 m)
Trail type
1.20 mi (1.93 km)
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This hike is a 1.2-mile lollipop loop through Pioneer Park in the city of Blaine, Minnesota. The hike takes one through a dense forest of hardwoods including oak, elm, ash and maple trees, with a portion going through wetland habitat. Dogs are allowed on the trails on Pioneer Park when on leash.  This loop is a mix of paved asphalt and wood chip trails. Look for deer and songbirds during this hike.

Parking for Pioneer Park is located just north of 125th Avenue NE (County Road 14) and is accessed from Xylite Street NE. The trailhead of this hike is located near the park’s picnic shelter. A trail distance map sign is located at the start of the trail.

Begin this hike by heading north of the paved path. After about 0.2 miles there is a wood chip trail to the left that will be taken later in when returning to the trailhead. Continue straight on the paved path past a short access trail to a residential neighborhood. After another 0.2 miles, there is another neighborhood access trail and a third one after another tenth of a mile. During this stretch you will pass a wood chip trail on this left. This trail can be taken to slightly shorten the hike. In about another 0.2 miles the paved trail comes to a T, take a left here. The trail to the right is another neighborhood access trail. The pavement soon ends and becomes a wood chip trail. This portion of the trail goes through some wetland habitat and there is a bridge over a ditch along the way. When the wood chip trail ends, take a right and head back to the trail head.

This is a popular hike for the residents of the neighborhoods that surround the park. The trails through a dense forest and wetlands are very level and suitable for all abilities.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass


Open Year-round



Mature woods.


Close to neighborhoods.

Trailhead Elevation

906.00 ft (276.15 m)

Highest point

912.00 ft (277.98 m)


ADA accessible
Family friendly

Typically multi-day


Permit required



Nearby Lodging + Camping


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