Glacial Potholes Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Glacial Potholes Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near St Croix Falls, WI that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles 429 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

rock climbing

forest

river

views

rocky

Easy to moderate hiking trails with lots of areas for rock climbing. It has two moderate trails connected to this trail that leads to the Interstate State park camp ground. Great views of the St. Croix river from many high elevations and overlooks as well as some areas close to the water level.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Wonderful trails! Horizon Rock and Meadow Valley (right across from Potholes) were our favorites.

hiking
6 months ago

this park has great geological features and trails!

hiking
2 years ago

Beautiful hiking; great views. Rocky terrain; fun for kids too.

hiking
4 years ago

Went to the park this fall. Great to have lunch on the cliffs. Is fun anytime off the year.

walking
4 years ago

Lil ole St. Croix. I love this trail and have been on it my whole life. There is something for all ages here. Personally I like climbing just across the River in Taylors Falls. Over all I would definitely recommend a peak if you are in the area.

hiking
5 years ago

Be prepared for enchanting beauty and mystery! But yikes...yeah, pot holes, large rocks to climb over. Wear long hiking pants..maybe butt pads if they are available because I slipped and fell several times. Even if terrain looks dry, dont be fooled. There are ,any areas where ground is incredible moist and slippery!!! If you are stressed and need a breather, this one is definately suggested. It provides beginners with enough challenges to be rewarding! I would definately do this more often! U can get easily lost on this one if u r not sticking to the trails and not paying attention. I wouldnt advise going alone if u r a beginner just incase u get injured.

hiking
5 years ago

This is one of several trails within the Interstate Park in St Croix Falls, Wi. All of the trails combined might equal 8.9 miles but this one is less then 1 mile so don't feel as though you'll need to conquer all 9 miles. The views are exceptional, the trails are fairly rugged and well marked. There's no chance of getting lost here.

trail running
5 years ago

The trails here are well marked with not a lot of flat ground. Lots of rocks to climb, bluffs to look over, and expansive views of the river valley. This is a great day trip that I would recommend for just about anyone.

hiking
6 years ago