Maps & Publications

Download the Avenza App

Avenza is a free offline app that will track and display your location on a map using your device’s built-in GPS. Copy the link to the map(s) below and import into Avenza.

Abbey Arboretum Trail Map

Enjoy more than 15 miles of trails surrounding Saint John’s Abbey and University. Bikes allowed only on paved surfaces. No dogs or other pets. No motorized boats allowed on the lakes. Learn about the history of the Chapel Trail, one of the most beloved hikes in Minnesota.

Saint Ben’s Monastic Trails

Enjoy the serenity of the Saint Benedict’s Monastery trails.

Nordic Ski Trails

More than 15K of trails in the Abbey Arboretum are groomed for Nordic skiing in the winter.

Wobegon Trail – CSB to SJU

The Lake Wobegon Regional trail is a 65-mile long paved trail for walking, running, biking, rollerblading, and snowmobiling. The section between St. Joe and Collegeville is just over 3 miles.

Archery Deer Hunt Stand Map

Saint John’s Abbey hosts an annual archery hunt in the fall to manage the deer population to maintain the balance of the natural ecosystems. Ability to hunt is based on an application and lottery process.


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 the Abbey Arboretum. An ideal pocket guide companion for hikers or for those who simply wish to hold the Arboretum in their hands.

Sagatagan Seasons

The newsletter of Saint John’s Outdoor University

Outdoor U Program Brochure

An overview of the education, events, and other programming provided for the CSB, SJU, OSB, and broader communities.