Old Oak Trail

Type: Nature Trail
Length: 3.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: At Lake Metigoshi SP, 13 mi. N of Bottineau.
States: North Dakota
Counties: Bottineau
Latitude: 48.983482   Longitude: -100.339838

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


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.

Additional Details

Width: 60 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1976

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: North Dakota Parks and Rec

Contact Information

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.

Trail Management:
Larry Hagen
Park Manager
North Dakota Parks & Recreation
#2, Lake Metigoshe State Park
Bottineau , ND 58318 -4648
(701) 263-4651



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