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Absolutely love this trail. It’s definitely a hidden gem in Elk River.

One of my favorite trails!!

trail running
24 days ago

My favorite place

Really unique and beautiful - kids had a blast as well. The potholes are so much fun to see, and the scenic overlooks on the Saint Croix are breathtaking. Definitely will go back to do more exploring.

Beautiful views, but moderate difficulty at most.

I thought that this trail was amazing! The views were great, hills were fun to hike up and I even saw a Whitetail doe in the brush! Could be a bit longer, though...

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11/1/2017 18:21

Not difficult, but a good hike!

hiking
6 months ago

If you are looking for a quick incline followed by spectacular views, this is a great hike!

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is primarily for mountain biking and is maintained by volunteers from MN Off-Road Cycling. It was really fun. I hiked sections 1 and 4. 1 was sort of like a bike obstacle course in places. The whole thing is so circuitous that it felt almost like a labyrinth.

Section 1 has a trillion signs. Section 4 didn't, but it's really just 1 trail with a couple of diversions where you can choose your level of difficulty. I didn't mind the lack of signage.

I would rate this as low moderate.There are many steep drop offs and there has been deaths in this area from falls. I took my two eight year old's and my 3 year old on my own, as we often do Mom and kids camping trips. They all made the whole hike and had a blast. I did have to hold my 3 year old's hand when walking down the rocky parts, up some of the steep parts and along the steep drop offs but her loves to hike and did pretty well. I would not suggest bringing a child that you would need to carry. It is steep and slippery with roots in many areas. I would also avoid bringing young ones to the lookout or making sure your holding on to them tight. Even teens might get a little gutsy and take a tumble that could be deadly. Just take your time :) This might be ranked difficult here but compared to hiking in mountains I would rate this a low moderate or difficult beginner hike, primarily because of the rocky inclines and cliff areas.

OMG, this trail was beautiful! Several trails around this area. They are short, but beautiful and you can def. make a day out of it if you do more than one. Seems to be a very popular area to hike and for good reason.

hiking
8 months ago

nice trails for a stroll in the woods. They have small cabins you can rent rather neat .

hiking
8 months ago

has some nice walking trails as well as hiking trails . The park itself is nice seems like a nice place to take kids to let them run around and play .

lightly trafficked. didn't see any horses but had to dodge their duties.

hiking
8 months ago

This was a fun and easy trail to take the kiddos on. I really liked that a road ran through the middle of the trails because it made an easy turn around point once the kids became tired. All the curves and changes in elevation made for an interesting hike. We were excited to find the leprachaun mentioned by another hiker!

Love this trail. See deer quite often.

Very relaxing and easy trail, good for short trips with a dog or children.

backpacking
11 months ago

had a blast with the dogs in the beginning of spring. Didn't have to worry about bikes coming through...actually we were pretty much by ourselves:) whoever put the evil leprachan in the trees is awful....but it definitely caught me off guard.

Perfect family hike. Great for teen aged kids. Thumbs up!

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

Great hike! We brought our 2 and 6 year old kids with us and they had a ton of fun! This area is as close to the mountain trails we hiked in Montana that we have been able to find in the area. Don't let the difficulty rating scare you off, we would have rated this as moderate.

Beautiful ate for a day Hike

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Loved the trails!!!

Friday, November 04, 2016

A friend and I trained for the Navy Seal inspired Battle Frog 5 mile obstacle course race simply by running this trail 1 to 2 times a week. One of my favorite parks. I recommend starting at section 4 and working backwards to 1.

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

I just started hiking here and I really enjoy the trails. It has a little bit of everything. Lake views, prairie, rolling hills, nice fall colors. I have been following the hiking/ mountain bike loops. You can hike for miles. I have done 4 and 9 mile loops. Trails are well marked with 1/4 mile markers. Take a map with you just in case.

backpacking
Monday, October 24, 2016

My husband and I brought our two dogs and we all loved it!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

If you walk all 4 sections it is 7.2 miles. Fantastic trails and switch backs and great leg workout of constant up and downs. Went walking but the best mountain biking trail I have seen. Take plenty of deep woods Mosquito repellent though - we didn't and paying for it the next day.

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