Crow Wing Confluence Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fort Ripley, Minnesota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Drive west from Minneapolis on I-94 West for 63 miles. Exit onto MN-15 North to St. Cloud for extra 9 miles. Take US-10 West then merge onto MN-371 North. Drive 20 miles and turn left at Koering Road. Continue on County Road 27. Parking lot is at the end of the road after the park office. There is a $5 daily vehicle permit fee.

hiking
2 months ago

well maintained trials, lots of bugs thow bring bug spray.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice river views and historical walk of Crow Wing, but most was just long and boring. Unless one is desperate for a long walk, I’d stick with the park’s designated Hiking Club Trail of about 2 miles.

8 months ago

Nice, easy trail. We seen a lot of wildlife. The turkeys were in the tree's. We also seen eagles and deer.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Very easy hike along the Mississippi through wooded area and some meadow. Only circled the old town area about 2 miles due to time but seems to be a lot of flat well manicured trail. Lots of wild life, mostly birds. And the historical significance of this once thriving trading outpost was interesting to explore by way of the plaques along the side of the trail. Very enjoyable.

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4 months ago

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8 months ago

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Monday, October 16, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

trail running
Friday, September 29, 2017

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Saturday, May 28, 2016