Full Moon Hikes

Couple walking at dusk in snowshoes

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers multiple opportunities to see the full moon throughout the year! Visit the grounds on the following dates to marvel at the moon and learn more from experts in the field. Please note these events are rain or shine! 

Please note that routes for Full Moon Hikes aren’t always on paved paths or wheelchair accessible. However, we are more than willing to talk through options and make accommodations if possible. Accessible parking is available per special request. Please reach out to Wendy Composto directly at [email protected] to discuss accessibility options for you and/or your guest(s). 

Upcoming Full Moon Hikes

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Full Pink Moon Hike: 8-10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23

Enjoy a self-guided evening hike at the Arboretum while basking in the glow of the Full Pink Moon. April’s full moon is named for the pink moss phlox that begins to bloom in April in other parts of the county – though moss phlox typically blooms in May in Minnesota. In honor of the pink moon, a 0.75-mile hiking path around Green Heron Pond will be lit with pink uplights, illuminating the surrounding landscape. The hike will start at the Sensory Garden parking lot near the Ordway Picnic Shelter, where multiple bonfires will be staged to help warm chilly fingers and toes. Arboretum experts will be stationed near the bonfires from 8:30-9 p.m. to answer any questions you may have about your favorite early springtime blooms.

April Tickets

Check out our Spring Ephemerals handout from our Natural Resources Horticulturist, Annie Gunness, before you head out on the trail. 


Special Ticketed Event

  • $7.50 for members
  • $5 for children ages 15 and younger
  • $22.50 for non-members
  • $12 for snowshoe rental

Click on the accordion to access the registration link for your preferred date!