Mound Trail Loop is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jasper, MN that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible from March until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Despite it being close to 100* when we hiked it, we had a great time here. There is a lot of wildlife here, especially birds. There is even a wild bison herd. Make sure to stop by the old quarry--great views!
Blue Mounds state park is primarily a prairie park with scattered timber. Many miles of trails for hiking, walking, or cycling. Buffalo herd at the park. Good variety of wildlife for viewing, birding. Fee campgrounds from tent to RV siites. Well worth the trip.