Terrace Oaks West


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230 acres


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12801 County Road 11 
Burnsville, MN  55337

N44 46.242, W93 14.868

Hiking Trails

3.2 miles


No hunting

Ecological Classification Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal


St. Paul-Baldwin Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Wescott Moraine

Native Plant Communities1

Not mapped (2/2/2018)

Ownership Minnesota DNR logo        

City of Burnsville


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.

With the help of Great River Greening, 19 acres at the northwest corner of the park are undergoing restoration to oak savanna. The project began in 2014 and is 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 undergo a controlled burn to stimulate the growth of understory vegetation. Following that, it will be seeded with 6 to 8 species of prairie grasses and 20 to 30 species of wildflowers.








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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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  Terrace Oaks Savanna Restoration
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  Terrace Oaks Park Walk Burnsville MN
John Dedzej

Uploaded on Oct 26, 2008

A walk through a portion of Terrace Oaks Park in Burnsville MN on Oct 26 2008.

  Thanksgiving Day Walk at Terrace Oaks
John Dedzej

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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  GoPro: Terrace Oaks Mountain Biking
Brandan Eisma

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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American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides 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


eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

eastern gray squirrel


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List




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