Louisville Swamp Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jordan, Minnesota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles
118 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips


trail running





wild flowers


7 days ago

Check this area out. Today I came in from the Jordan end of trail. Did 7.3 miles. Easy trail. The ice is the problem now. As it is with most trails I've been on. Trail is on River. Runs into a maze of trails that is in the Louisville swamp area. Saw no other people. Would be tough to do this trail in warmer weather because of the mud. So get out and enjoy all this area before the spring thaw. Lots of peaceful miles of trails to enjoy.

9 days ago

Louisville Swamp area is a gem. Just a short drive outside of the Twin Cities and along Hwy 169, but remote enough with this in mind. Nestled among an oak Savannah, the prairie trail curls down to follow the quiet and winding Minnesota river. Known to flood, plan accordingly, and be open to detours. There are old ruins of a farm from a bygone era, a rather large boulder from an even longer passed era, and vast and sweeping views of prairie and river. A quintessential south-central Minnesota landscaping, this hike is perfect for a weekend afternoon. (Hiked: October/2018)

2 months ago

Great area to see frogs, birds, old farms, and other animals. Be careful of weather, area gets flooded easily with heavy rainfall. nice wetland area to hike around

3 months ago

Lovely area but super flooded right now

6 months ago

Beautiful area. Much larger than expected.
Upkeep of the trails leaves something to be desired. A lot of it was overgrown and some trails that show on the map are not accessible due to it being overgrown. The trail signs are a bit difficult to know how far and what direction it will truly be going unless you are looking at a map.
Due to flooding a very large section of trail is under water and not accessible at this current time.
A lot of nature to see. Beautiful fields, forest area and the lake. Some of the swamp area was mucky and a bit hard to navigate.
Overall a great trail, not many visitors. So very peaceful. Plan ahead to carry any trash you have as there were no trash bins in the area.

8 months ago

I've been here multiple times, usually in the spring. Beautiful place, not too much foot traffic, and a lot to explore in the area. A forewarning: if you go off trail, you are going to pick up lots of ticks. You shouldn't get too many (if any) if you stick to the trail though.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Nice trail. Bring your bug spray

Sunday, May 01, 2016

It's a nice little Trail

Monday, February 09, 2015

Hiked this area this past weekend, Feb 2015. Really nice trail with lots of options to create a variety of trail lengths. It was somewhat cold in the high 20’s so the ground was solid. I have been here is the warmer months and there can be some muddy areas, but not so much in the winter. Flood’s Road is appropriately named as it is often impossible to cross just North of Jabs Farm. It was crossable this past weekend so that saved backtracking or an extended detour.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Definitely longer than the listed 2 miles - there are several paths as well that can add to your exploration.
The path itself is low difficulty, though in the wet season there could be places that are difficult to pass. As another reviewer mentioned, it is a swamp, and the bugs are probably pretty terrible through the warm months.

I made the trek in the mid-fall, and there was still some nice color in the leaves. The Jabs Farm and the Glacial Boulder were nice treats along the route that I wasn't expecting to find.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

This area has multiple choices for length and direction. I believe I hiked close to 6 miles. Not sure why the description says 2 miles. Stopped at the old Jobes farm. Many posted informational signs regarding the history of the farm/family.... very interesting. You can hike down along the Minnesota river... this would probably have extended my hike by 2-3 miles. It was getting late and I didn't want to chance the time verses remaining sunlight. Will definitely go again. I went on the Jan. day when it was actually warm enought to hike in just a long sleeve shirt. It was a glorious hike/day.
I don't think this would be nearly as enjoyable on a hot summer day.... or anytime the mosquitos are out. There appears to be many swampy areas (hence the name). But I would encourage anyone to venture out to this lovely spot.

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