Venture with us into the treetops and see the natural world from a whole new perspective. Immerse yourself in hundreds of acres of pristine hardwood forest, wetlands, Minnesota wildlife, and your favorite Zoo animals – all from a unique vantage point.
Plan Your Treetop Trail Visit
The Treetop Trail is open year-round to provide an accessible journey into nature, and is included with general Zoo admission. Strollers, wheelchairs, and ECVs are all welcome on the Treetop Trail. There are four, ADA-compliant public access points throughout the 1.25-mile loop.
Know Before You Go
- The Treetop Trail is an innovative repurpose project that uses the Zoo’s former monorail track along with decking made out of recycled milk jugs.
- Please use caution when using electrostatic sensitive devices. While walking on the elevated trail, guests may feel naturally-occurring static electricity when touching grounded surfaces, such as the side safety railings.
- To withstand Minnesota’s varied weather, the Trail was designed to expand and contract as weather conditions change. With this intentional design, it’s natural to feel slight vibrations along the Trail at times.
- Please pack out what you pack in. Waste bins can be found at ground level. We cannot guarantee retrieval or return of items dropped from the Trail.
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Are restrooms and water fountains available along the Trail?
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Are Treetop Trail hours different than Zoo hours?
Will the Trail close during inclement weather?
Can I bring a bicycle or skates for recreational use on the Treetop Trail?
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Things I might find on the trail
Along the Treetop Trail, you’ll have access to hundreds of acres of hardwood forest, ponds and marshes, and the diverse wildlife that call it home. You’ll also gain new and unique perspectives of many of your favorite Zoo animals.
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