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This isn’t really a trail. It follows, sort of, the frisbee golf course. Don’t get me wrong, if you are there to play frisbee golf it is a quite beautiful course. If you are there to swim, really nice too. It is just this hike that isn’t really a hike that I am rating 1 Star.

trail running
2 days ago

Open today, August 13. It is a flat, shaded trail—nice on a hot day like today. You can add on miles by running from Minnehaha Falls area, Minnehaha Creek, etc.

trail running
6 days ago

Pretty trail, pretty flat. Current conditions are a bit swampy and muddy (bikers beware) and the cement bridge at mile 1.8 is currently closed (due to flooding perhaps), but many were crossing anyways.

trail running
6 days ago

Great trail— the State Park website says it’s open again. Any reports on if this is true?

scenic driving
25 days ago

I highly recommend this drive as it offers spectacular views along the way and many waysides to stop and take it all in. There are some nice eateries, too. I’ve lived near Lake Michigan all my life, and I wish we had something like this. I don’t know how much time taking this route adds instead of using another highway, but hands-down, this is the way to go.

So many memories! Did the whole thing

Great time but could have the trails marked better so you didn’t have to keep asking people where to go.

1 month ago

pleasant trail. lots of other hikers and bikers, but everyone was friendly. we also saw lots of wildlife (variety of different birds, butterflies, and frogs) some segments are not passable due to flooding.

Attempted this June 30th 2018, couldn't get onto it due to flooding. It looked great on the other side :D

Looks to be a pretty nice trail, but as of today (6/28) the trail is completely submerged under at least a foot of water.

on Crosby Farm Park

2 months ago

a nice, relaxing, extremely easy walk. all flat, shaded, part of it is along the river so you may see eagles or other interesting birds. can get muddy and buggy but it's not uncomfortable.

horseback riding
2 months ago

Love riding here! The trails are not perfectly marked and there aren't always maps at the station. However, a great variety of moderate trails!

Much Paved and mostly flat from entrance off Shephard road. There are wooded path options and paths that lead back to the river - good to go exploring.

The main entrance area is super busy and touristy but we found a great trail a few miles down the road and hiked for a fee miles. Pick up q map from the main entrance and drive a few miles down hwy 210. great elevation changes and scenery. Had the dog off the leash for 99% of the time. came across 3 people which was great.

Very pleasant place to walk. Mostly flat with lots of wildflowers and beautiful cool shade in spring and summer. Several trails within the park. Two lakes and the river to enjoy, plus a small boardwalk over a marsh. Land and water birds and occasional turtles and harmless snakes.

3 months ago

My husband and I tried to hike this last weekend on 5/6/2018. Unfortunately, it was closed due to flooding. Definitely will have to go back and try it again! Thankfully, we found some other hikes at Fort Snelling State Park!

3 months ago

Not my favorite trail, but still nice. A lot of sandy sections.

I great place to walk around sunset. I got some lovely photos of the sunset and saw a few beavers. The walking paths into the woods are my favorite. Very muddy in spring.

The wildlife you see along the way is exciting! I saw several woodpeckers, a dozen deer including two baby, and a bunch of wild turkeys. Only encountered a few people on my walk. It is peaceful and feels like your up north.

4 months ago

Easy and nice loop around pike island. Hiking shoes a must right now as it’s pretty muddy and slick in areas. Enjoyed getting out today and excited for spring. Easy parking as well. Make sure to get vehicle day or annual pass and have it out on dash.

Beautiful early spring hike

Easy walk, very cool to see the confluence of the rivers. Great bird watching, too.

probably the best and one of the busiest now trails in the Twin Cities if you go here after work on a weekday there's a lot of bikers the path is fairly new in great shape and has spectacular views of the Mississippi River in St Paul at sunset

on Crosby Farm Park

6 months ago

Visited in winter. Kid friendly. Quiet get away from city noises.

We went snowshoeing (you can also hike or cc ski) through the Ogantz trail in Jay Cooke state park. Most of the trail went along the river with some beautiful overlooks while the last of the loop went through the rolling woods. Trail varied from easy to moderate.

Hiked this last week, it was great. Saw 12 deer and 20 turkeys. the whole loop is closer to 5 miles according to my Fitbit.

trail running
8 months ago

I love the proximity to the city and the different looping options on this trail! I often see wildlife in the less-travelled “interior” segments.

Love this park!

9 months ago

Love this trail!

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