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Bluff Trail at Touch the Sky Prairie is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hardwick, Minnesota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers

no shade

This is a lollipop trail that goes along Beaver Creek and along Quartzite Bluffs. There are wildflowers and the trail is a wide Mowed grass and has few visitors. This is an easy lollipop style trail that gives you views of Beaver Creek and circles around close to the Quartzite Bluffs. Native grasses, wildflowers, rock hopping and solitude make this a great trail.

over grown
1 month ago

This is absolutely NOT the time of year to hit this trail!! Probably close to 200 ticks on my dog and I on this short loop. I was fine with the trail head not really marked and the trail itself overgrown, but the unreal amount of ticks that I will probably be pulling off of both of us for days is a deal breaker.

Wed Aug 27 2014

This is a wide grass mowed path that goes from along Beaver Creek and then ascends gently to some Quartzite Bluffs. There are no trees on this trail so breezes blow freely and wide open horizons are your views. Wildflowers in this area add to interest. This little used new trail In new "Touch the Sky" prairie make this a solitude seekers paradise. @backpackerneil

23 days ago