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Beaver Creek Valley Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Caledonia, Minnesota that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 364 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

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Elizabeth Biel
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Nature trips

We thought it was a lovely trail, the main loop was pretty easy. There is also a few additional side, hikes up the bluffs that are a bit more strenuous but worth it for the views.

Claude Sigmund
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Hiking

You have no cell phone signal so I could record the trail. And I didn’t download it first. But it’s a really beautiful short hike very much worth it

Rebekah Kahnke
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Hiking

The Beaver Creek Valley Trail was very easy. There are quite a few bridges and it loops a few times, but there are maps where the path splits so it’s quite easy to see where you are. The West Rim Trail had a bit more elevation, but the trail was in good condition, although the south side of the trail was quite steep. Hole-in-the-Rock Trail was very narrow and overgrown in a few parts. Some of it was washed out as well. We started on the south side and it was a bit steep as well as washed out/narrow/overgrown. The north side, however, was more of a gentle slope. Also, the hole-in-the-rock was kind of cool, so overall, I think it was worth it. I would definitely do it again.

Mike Rotzien
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Camping

Quiet during the week. Trout fishing was a blast. Nice tent sites. Trails were in great shape!

Marissa Peters
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Hiking

The creek is beautiful and peaceful to walk along side. There’s a variety of wildlife to listen to and spot along the trails. There are a few additional trails that are steeper and venture through the bluffs as well.

Shannon Schulte
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Relaxing and beautiful, the creek follows the trails in the valley.

Gabriel Kesler
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Hiking

Don't waste your time, trails pretty much suck. Pretty much no maintenance. Lots of washed away trail on the more interesting paths and those same paths are severely overgrown. I only gave this crap trail system a three because of the "big spring", though it's not big, it's beauty and the tranquil environment it offers IS its only saving grace.

Katie Leao
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Hiking

Very nice state park. We camped in a cart in site, site C44, which was about 100yd. from parking and vault restrooms. Our site was very big, semi private, partial shade, and fairly open. We hiked Hole in the Rock trail and loved it. Lots of steep areas but beautiful bluff views. We also saw a couple of caves. Trail gets very narrow at points.

Julie Carr
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Beautiful hiking. And the ice cold creek afterwards make the feet feel SO GOOD!!

Matt Mendez
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Can be difficult in some spots, and will leave you tired after finishing, but isn't that the point of hiking? Many beautiful spots to stop and rest at. Perfect place for a day hike. Keeps you on your toes and wanting to come back to hike again!

Vance Fishel
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Hiking

Quite a variety of trails. Take the creek side trails for an easy but beautiful walk. Other trails go bluff-top and afford some great views from rocky formations. Beware of Rattlesnakes on the trail to the NorthWest near the park entry.

Janet Applin
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Hiking

This was recommended to us as an easy and safe trail system to take our children to (ages 9, 7 and 4). Apparently we took a different trail than the person who made the recommendation! The trail we took was quite steep (not a problem) but was also quite narrow with a lot of precipitous drops right along the trail.... always a bit tricky with a 4 year old! Beautiful views, though! We drove through the campground, but did not stay there. The creek water was icy cold.

Tim Bowers
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Courtney Wiese
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Kay Bahr
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Ryan Morrow
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BENJAMIN D.
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Derek Fuchsberger
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Missy Boevers
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Michael Hendrix
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Stephen Blum
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Kelly K.
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Linda Bray
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larry ablin
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Emily Anderson
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Brian Knoll
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Nathan Thompson
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