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Location: At Lake Metigoshi SP, 13 mi. N of Bottineau.
State(s): North Dakota
The trailhead is located at the warming house facility. Old Oak Interpretive Trail brochures are available in the warming house and at the main office during business hours. Lake Metigoshe State Park
#2 Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau, ND 58318-4648
This trail was traveled by a
NRT Ambassador on 05/27/2018.
Certified in 1976 as a National Recreation Trail the Old Oak became North Dakota's first nationally recognized trail and is located at Lake Metigoshe State Park. The 3-mile nature trail winds through the aspen, birch and oak forests of the Turtle Mountains along the Canada-US border. Interpretive markers are place along the trail with a corresponding brochure to identify natural wonders. The trail can be used for hiking, biking, snow shoeing and cross country skiing.
NOTE: an NRT Trail Ambassador walked this trail on 5/28/2018 and reports that the second half of the loop has several trees across the trail.
Width: 60 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: 1,516
Elevation High Point: 2,184
Elevation Gain (cumulative): 232 feet
Year Designated: 1976
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: North Dakota Parks and Rec
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
North Dakota Parks & Recreation
#2, Lake Metigoshe State Park
Bottineau, ND 58318 -4648
The first part of trail was well maintained. Once reached halfway point it wasn't as well maintained. Had to step over a couple downed trees and it was hard to follow trail.
May 28, 2018
Great Interpretive Hike!
The trail was well maintained and I had a great experience doing the guided interpretive hike offered by the park staff.
May 9, 2018
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