Terrace Oaks West

Burnsville, MN

 

 

     
 
About
 
 

Ownership

 
 

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City of Burnsville

 
     
 

Overview

 
 

At 230 acres, Terrace Oaks West is the largest park in the City of Burnsville park system. The entire park is oak woodland. There are 3.8 miles of summer hiking trails, 2.5 miles of mountain bike trails, about 6.8 miles of winter ski trails, and about 1.7 miles of winter hiking trails.

 
     
 

History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

With the help of Great River Greening, 19 acres at the northwest corner of the park have beed restored to oak savanna. The project began in 2014 and was expected to be completed in 2017. Invasive woody species, including buckthorn and boxelder, have been cut, reduced to wood chips, and carted away. The area will underwent a controlled burn to stimulate the growth of understory vegetation. Following that, it was be seeded with 6 to 8 species of prairie grasses and 20 to 30 species of wildflowers.

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

Summer Trails

Winter Trails

Note: The maps above are from 2013. City of Burnsville no longer offers maps of this park.

 
         
 

Printable Map(s) with GPS coordinates

 
         
         
 

Size

 
 

230 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

12801 County Road 11 
Burnsville, MN  55337

N44 46.242, W93 14.868

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

5:00 AM — 10:00 PM

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

 
         
 

Driving Directions

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Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

3.2 miles natural surface trails

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

St. Paul-Baldwin Plains and Moraines

   
  Land Type Association    

Wescott Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Not mapped (10/11/2021)

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
 
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East Park Entrance (Terrace Oaks East)

 
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East Parking

 
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Oakleaf Groomed Ski Trail

 
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Blaze Groomed Ski Trail

 
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Ungroomed Trail

 
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Ponds

 
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Camera

     
 
Slideshows
 
  Terrace Oaks Savanna Restoration
cityofburnsvillemn
 
  Terrace Oaks Savanna Restoration  
  Thanksgiving Day Walk at Terrace Oaks
John Dedzej
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Nov 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Walk at Terrace Oaks in Burnsville. At the time of the walk it was 15 degrees, rather chilly for a Thanksgiving Day, even in Minnesota

 

 

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Other Videos
 
  FAMILY : TERRACE OAKS WEST PARK , BURNSVILLE , MINNESOTA VLOG 196
Elvie's Family And Travel
 
   
 
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Sep 4, 2020

FAMILY : WALK TO TERRACE OAKS WEST PARK , BURNSVILLE , MN VLOG 196

#TerraceOaksWestPark #Burnsville #Minnesota

#Walking is a good exercise. ....

 
  Terrace Oaks Restoration Time Lapse Compilation
Caleb Ashling
 
   
 
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Feb 8, 2019

 
  TERRACE OAKS PARK XC SKIING WITH THE OLD MAN OUTDOORS 020219
WITH THE OLD MAN OUTDOORS
 
   
 
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Feb 3, 2019

With a few things to take care of and a couple obligations at home; Tom ventures out to ski in Burnsville, MN at Terrace Oaks Park. Due to renovations on the park Tom is going to brave the difficult trails.

Join a newly retired man as he explores fun physical activities in nearby outdoor locations to get in shape and stay that way. Cross country skiing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing his way across the US. Winter, summer, spring and fall Tom will take his GoPro Hero 7 Black with as he skis around Lake Superior, the upper mid-west, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and hopefully South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho. Music by Allan Tokuda. Gear used: https://shop.atomic.com/en-us/product... https://shop.gopro.com/cameras/hero7-...

 
  GoPro: Terrace Oaks Mountain Biking
Brandan Eisma
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 15, 2013

Shot 100% on the new HERO3® camera from http://GoPro.com

Sweet little single track, with some cross country ski trail. Nothing too fancy but you can get a work out if you try. There are some short expert options as seen in the video.

   

 

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Visits

2/17/2017                
 
 

Birds

 
 

Five bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

 

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
  Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)   Black Knot  
 

Mammals

 
  eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)   eastern gray squirrel  
 

Plants

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
         

 

 

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