Maps & Publications


Arboretum trail mapAbbey Arboretum Trail Map. Copies can also be found at the Outdoor U offices in the New Science Center, the Great Hall Information Desk, Outdoor Leadership Center and the Abbey Guesthouse..


Other Maps


Learn about the history of the Chapel Trail, one of the most beloved hikes in Minnesota.
prairie kioskTake a virtual tour of the Boardwalk Loop, a 1.5 mile hike through prairie, wetland and forest.
nordic ski trailsMore than 15K of trails in the Abbey Arboretum are groomed for nordic skiing - for classic, skate or both. The natural rolling hills make some of the trails challenging but beautiful.


Nature of Saint John's book

The Nature of Saint John's: A guide to the landscape and spirituality of Saint John's Abbey Arboretum

Published in 2015, this book is the first comprehensive field guide to the natural and human history of Saint John's Abbey Arboretum. An ideal pocket guide companion for hikers or for those who simply wish to hold the Arboretum in their hands.

sagatagan seasonsSagatagan Seasons
The newsletter of Saint John's Outdoor University. Archived issues.

2017 annual report cover Annual Reports and Stratigic Planning

The annual reports of the involvement at the Outdoor University as well as the plans for growth.