Fitness Hikes

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Hike On in 2019

Take a Hike! A REAL Hike!
Enjoy a variety of beautiful views and landscapes while reaping the benefits of nature with a guided hike at Washington County Parks.

Spending time in nature offers many health benefits. Moving your body (outdoors specifically) naturally decreases your heart rate and blood pressure, lowers stress, and increases energy, stamina and confidence.

Hikes can be customized to fit your needs, whether you want a leisurely walk or more intense strength and fitness conditioning. Guide Liz will help you decide your course of action upon arrival.

Trails are a mix of turf, gravel, grass, and paved routes. Please meet at the Nordic Center and plan to arrive 10 minutes early with water and appropriate footwear (hiking boots or shoes). For ages 13+ (all minors must be accompanied by an adult). FREE with vehicle permit.

Guide Liz Westerhaus is a certified yoga instructor and outdoor enthusiast with experience in backpacking, trail running, Nordic skiing, and more.

These programs are free with a parks vehicle permit ($7/day or $30/annual) with the exception of Free Tuesdays.


  • Friday, February 15  10:00 - 11:30 AM
    Lake Elmo Park Reserve - Nordic Center
  • Friday, March 22  10:00 - 11:30 AM
    Lake Elmo Parks Reserve - Nordic Center
  • Friday, April 19 10:00 - 11:30 AM
    Lake Elmo Park Reserve - Nordic Center
  • Friday, May 24 10:00 - 11:30 AM
    Lake Elmo Park Reserve - Nordic Center
  • Saturday, June 1 9:00 - 10:30 AM
    Pine Point Regional Park
    Explore YOUR Parks day- No vehicle permit required

Night Family HikesP1030519

Evening guided fitness hikes along the Lake Elmo Park Reserve's lit trails from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on select dates.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019