Explore the most popular trails near North Branch with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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The 2 miles of straight paved path was a bit lackluster but still a great view!

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Easy trail with great views as you travel parallel to the St. Croix. About a third through there is a beach you can relax at and even do a little bit of swimming, wave to our WI neighbors or any passing kayakers. Trails halfway point is at outlook Nevers Dam, you have the option of turning around and following the river back to the trailhead or taking Nevers Dam trail then to old cottage trail to complete the River Trail Loop. If a longer hike is desired you can continue along the river and add 1.5 miles by completing River Terrance Loop.

Two Suggestions: Check trail status before you make the trip. Can be muddy or washed out depending on the weather. Also if it is between April - August bring the bug spray!

Monday, September 21, 2015

the trails are nicely maintained and it's a beautiful area, but the trails are very poorly labeled!

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

There is good prairie hiking here with woodland and riverside trails too. Backpack-in camp would be nice though I have only done drive-in camping here. My favorite use of the park has been to rent horses and go for rides in the park (though the stable I used to do this with appears to only board horses now).

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Very well maintained, if you are looking for prairie or hardwood forest hiking, then this is a great place.

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