Minnesota March 31, 2018
This Easy Wildflower Hike In Minnesota Will Transport You Into A Sea Of Color
Springtime is officially here, and with it comes the opportunity to view Minnesota’s beautiful wildflower species. Luckily, with our state’s many hiking trails and nature areas, it’s not difficult to spot any of these colorful beauties. In fact, if you’re near Ely, Minnesota, there is an easy wildflower hike that will put you in the mood for spring.
Stub Lake Trail is located deep within northern Minnesota's Superior National Forest, a 3.9 million acre wilderness brimming with wildflowers.
The Stub Lake Trail starts off from Fall Lake Campground in Ely, Minnesota.
This beautiful campground itself is home to beautiful wildflowers. But the view only gets better as you venture out into the wild.
The trail follows a boardwalk over a cedar swamp, then passes through a thick forest full of aspen, paper birch, and spruce.
Each season brings different wildflowers. In the spring, round-lobed hepatica can be found along the trail.
Starflowers are also common...
...and so is wild ginger.
Summer brings even more colorful blooms. Wild roses are beautiful Minnesota wildflowers.
Lucky visitors will see beautiful, delicate columbines in bloom along the Stub Lake Trail.
All in all, the Stub Lake Trail offers beautiful views of Minnesota's landscape, including some of its most colorful parts. This short trail is well worth visiting this spring and summer!
Have you ever hiked the Stub Lake Trail? Do you know of any other good spots to see wildflowers? Let us know down below! For one of our other favorites, don’t forget to check out
the breathtaking wildflower trail you can only take in Minnesota.