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#6 of 80 state parks in Minnesota

Best trails in Afton State Park

777 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Afton State Park, Minnesota? AllTrails has 8 great trail running trails, hiking trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Afton State Park ranging from 2.6 to 19.3 miles and from 853 to 980 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Afton State Park is located in the St. Croix River Valley, surrounded by woods and prairies. It was created in 1969 to protected its territory. Among the many activity you can enjoy in the park are hiking, backpack camping, fishing, swimming and cross-country skiing in the winter. $7 entrance fee per car

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Map of trails in Afton State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
651-436-5391
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Top trails (8)
#1 - North River Trail Loop
Afton State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
North River Trail Loop is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Afton, Minnesota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, horsesShow more
#2 - Northern River, Trout Brook and Prairie Loop
Afton State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
Permit cost: $7Show more
#3 - Prairie and Deer Valley Loop
Afton State Park
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Length: 19.3 mi • Est. 9 h 16 m
Prairie and Deer Valley Loop is a 19.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hastings, Minnesota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#4 - South River Loop
Afton State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
South River Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hastings, Minnesota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail rShow more
#5 - Afton State Park: North and South Loop
Afton State Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Afton State Park: North and South Loop is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hastings, Minnesota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#6 - Interpretive Trail Loop
Afton State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
NOTE: When the river is high, a portion of this loop will be closed.Show more
#7 - Campground Loop
Afton State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Campground Loop is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hastings, Minnesota that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options.Show more
#8 - Deer Valley Loop
Afton State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Deer Valley Loop is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Afton, Minnesota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. DShow more