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Bertram Chain of Lakes Hiking Trails

Bertram Singletrack Mountain Bike Trails

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  1. Bike Trail (optional)
  2. Cross Country Skiing Trail (optional)
  3. Hiking / Walking (optional)
  4. Public Lake Access (optional)
  5. Snowshoeing Trail (optional)
Legacy LogoBertram Chain of Lakes
Wright County and the City of Monticello have partnered in an effort to acquire 1,200 acres of open space in Wright County, known as the Bertram Chain of Lakes.  The County and City partnership was formed with the goal of improving the community’s quality of life by preserving this irreplaceable natural area and creating a regional park for public enjoyment and recreation.   The 1,200 acres of the Bertram Chain of Lakes property represents four lakes, acres of undisturbed shoreline, natural habitat, and oak forest.  The property is located directly west of the city limits of Monticello along County Road 39 and 90th Street. 

A Bright Future
The partnership was awarded a series of grants from the Parks and Trails Legacy Fund for the continued acquisition of this significant resource. A parking area is available off 90th street, along the southern portion of the park that provides users access to 4 miles of hiking trails, 10 miles of single track mountain bike trails, an access to Bertram Lake and  a carry-in access to Long Lake which will allow users the opportunity to paddle Long, Mud and First Lakes. Please visit the Friends of Bertram Lakes website or the Bertram Chain of Lakes web page below, to find out more about this project.

Singletrack Mountain Bike Trails are closed until further notice due to trail conditions. 

Park Amenities
  • Swimming Beach
  • Playground
  • Hiking Trails
  • Singletrack Mountain Bike Trails
  • Fishing Piers
  • 4 Lakes (Bertram, Long, Mud, and First)
  • Amphitheater
  • Parking

Y.M.C.A. Camp Manitou
  • Outdoor Pool (2017 dates TBD)
  • Outdoor Splash-pad (2017 dates TBD)
  • Ropes Course
  • Poolside Shelters (available to reserve)
  • Summer Programs