Hiking Trails in the St. Croix Valley

St. Croix Falls, WI

Map of City Trails

Interstate Park-WI

Map of Interstate-WI Trails

Trail Name: Pothole Trail

Distance: .4 mile loop

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: The western terminus of the 1,200 mile National Scenic Ice Age Trail starts right at the Pothole Trail inside Interstate Park, WI. The Pothole Trail is the most geologically unique trail in the park and is just a short hike to scenic views of the Dalles of the St. Croix River gorge. Walk atop Old Man of the Dalles rock formation and past world-famous potholes formed by glacial meltwaters.

Surface: Gravel surfaced, stone stairs, uneven terrain, observation deck with bench.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Horizon Rock Trail

Distance: .5 mile linear

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: Route of the National Scenic Ice Age Trail, connects the Pothole Trail to the Ice Age Center. The trail ascends from cool damp creekbed up along a wooded bluf to high, dry Horizon Rock where prairie plants thrive. Named for it's panoramic view of the river valley, Horizon Rock has a historic stone shelter from which to enjoy the view. Continue past the shelter to the Ice Age Center.

Surface: Unsurfaced, stone stairs, uneven terrain, observation point from shelter.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Meadow Valley Trail

Distance: .3 mile linear

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: Connects Horizon Rock Trail to the Beach parking area. Steep, switchback Talus Slope Trail descends the bluff below Horizon Rock Shelter to Meadow Valley Trail. Here the trail follows an extinct riverbed of glacial meltwaters now filled with ferns, mosses, and wildflowers.

Surface: Unsurfaced, stone stairs, uneven terrain.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Summit Rock Trail

Distance: .5 mile Loop

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: A trail to the highest point on the bluffs with spectacular views of the river gorge. At the intersection continue right through Canyon Valley to the Summit. View Old Man of the Dalles rock formation located high on the Wisconsin bluffs upriver from the Pothole Trail observation area. At the intersection past the Summit, stay left to return to the trailhead; to the right is Echo Canyon Trail.

Surface: Unsurfaced, stone stairs, uneven and steep terrain.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Echo Canyon Trail

Distance: .7 mile Loop

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: Connects Summit Rock Trail and Lake O' the Dalles Trails. After leaving the Summit, the trail descends into Echo Canyon, and extinct riverbed carved by glacial meltwaters. The steep, rocky talus slope of the canyon walls cools the surrounding air. The trail intersects Lake O' the Dalles Trail on the north shore.

Surface: Unsurfaced, stone stairs, uneven and steep terrain.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: River Bluff Trail

Distance: .7 mile Loop

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: The trail intersects Lake O' the Dalles Trail on the north shore. From the lake the trail winds between canyon and pond up to the precipitous edge of the lower gorge. Near its end, the trail descends 60 feet in elevation from bluff to River Bottoms Picnic Area.

Surface: Unsurfaced, stone stairs, uneven and steep terrain.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Lake O' the Dalles Trail

Distance: 1 mile Loop

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: Wildlife viewing trail. Circles 23 acre Lake O' the Dalles, connects the Beach, River Bottoms, Picnic Area and Camp Interstate Shelter. Forty yards of the trail follows the park road where a bridge crosses Dalles Creek.

Surface: Unsurfaced, stone stairs, accessible fishing pier, Beach House, uneven terrain.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Eagle Peak Trail

Distance: .8 mile Linear

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: A trail to the highest point in the park overlooking the valley. Hike 120 feet in elevation from the Pines Group Camp up to Eagle Peak. Return from the Peak to the Group Camp or continuew to the South Campground past a 1930's CCC traprock quarry.

Surface: Unsurfaced, stone stairs, uneven and steep terrain.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Silverbrook Trail

Distance: 1.2 mile linear mile

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: Wildlife viewing trail Hike through a variety of habitats to a remote area of the park rich in local history. The trail follows part of the original road from St. Croix Falls to Osceola. Pass by an abandoned copper mine to the grounds of Silverbrook Mansion and view the 18 foot Silverbrook Falls.

Surface: Unsurfaced, accessible, observation point, and bench.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Skyline Trail

Distance: 1.6 mile Linear

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: The longest trail in the park includes Skyline Nature Trail and part of the National Scenic Ice Age Trail. It connects the Pine Group Camp to the Ice Age Center and intersects Ravine Trail. The trail climbes past rock-strewn ravines to the forested rim of the valley.

Surface: Unsurfaced, stone stairs, uneven and steep terrain, wooden benches.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Ravine Trail

Distance: .5 mile Loop

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: Connects Skyline Trail to the Beach parking area. The trail descends 260 feet in elevation from the rim of the valley through ferns and old growth forest to a stone shelter built in the 1930's.

Surface: Unsurfaced, stone stairs, uneven and steep terrain, 40 wooden steps, shelter building.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Skyline Nature Trail

Distance: .75 mile Loop

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: The self guided interpretive trail begins at the Ice Age Center. Interpretive labels decribe the changing landscape of plant communities.

Surface: Unsurfaced, accessible.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Ladder Tank Trail

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking


ICE AGE TRAILS

Map of the St. Croix Falls Segment

Ice Age Trail Segments

Trail Name: Mindy Creek Trail

Distance: Coming Soon

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Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Zillmer Trail

Distance: Coming Soon

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Description: Coming Soon.

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Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Indianhead Trail

Distance: Coming Soon

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Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Esker Trail

Distance: Coming Soon

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Description: Coming Soon.

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Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Riegel Park Trail

Distance: Coming Soon

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Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Pothole Trail

Distance: .4 mile loop

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: The western terminus of the 1,200 mile National Scenic Ice Age Trail starts right at the Pothole Trail inside Interstate Park, WI. The Pothole Trail is the most geologically unique trail in the park and is just a short hike to scenic views of the Dalles of the St. Croix River gorge. Walk atop Old Mann of the Dalles rock formation and past world-famous potholes formed by glacial meltwaters.

Surface: Gravel surfaced, stone stairs, uneven terrain, observation deck with bench.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Horizon Rock Trail

Distance: .5 mile linear

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: Route of the National Scenic Ice Age Trail, connects the Pothole Trail to the Ice Age Center. The trail ascends from cool damp creekbed up along a wooded bluf to high, dry Horizon Rock where prairie plants thrive. Named for it's panoramic view of the river valley, Horizon Rock has a historic stone shelter from which to enjoy the view. Continue past the shelter to the Ice Age Center.

Surface: Unsurfaced, stone stairs, uneven terrain, observation point from shelter.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Skyline Trail

Distance: 1.6 mile Linear

Location: Interstate Park, WI

Description: The longest trail in the park includes Skyline Nature Trail and part of the National Scenic Ice Age Trail. It connects the Pine Group Camp to the Ice Age Center and intersects Ravine Trail. The trail climbes past rock-strewn ravines to the forested rim of the valley.

Surface: Unsurfaced, stone stairs, uneven and steep terrain, wooden benches.

Activities: Hiking


Trail Name: Community Fitness Trail/Huff it Trail

Distance: Coming Soon

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Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Wert Preserve

Distance: Coming Soon

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Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Trail of Myths

Distance: Coming Soon

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Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Gaylord Nelson Riverwalk

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: Coming Soon.

Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Interlink Trail

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: Coming Soon.

Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Gandy Dancer State Trail

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: Coming Soon.

Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking, Biking

Map

Deer Lake Conservancy

Map of Deer Lake Conservancy Trails

Trail Name: Rock Creek

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: Coming Soon.

Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Dry Creek

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: Coming Soon.

Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Flagstad Farm

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: Coming Soon.

Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: DD Kennedy

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: Coming Soon.

Description: Coming Soon.

Surface: Coming Soon.

Activities: Hiking, Biking, XC Skiing

TAYLORS FALLS, MN

Map of City Trails

Interstate Park, MN

Map of Interstate Park, MN Trails

Trail Name: Glacial Potholes

Distance: .5 Mile Linear

Location: Interstate Park, MN

Description: Explore the unique glacial potholes, walk on top of ancient lava, and walk down stairs into the Bake Oven Pothole.

Surface: Asphalt, Bare rock, Gravel, Short stairs

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: River Trail

Distance: 1.25 Mile Linear

Location: Interstate Park, MN

Description: Up and downhill trail Visit scenic overlooks of the St. Croix River and watch for great blue herons, turkey vultures and bald eagles.

Surface: Bare rock • Gravel • Short stairs.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Railroad Trail

Distance: 1.5 Mile Linear

Location: Interstate Park, MN

Description:Walk the route of the old Northern Pacific Railroad and view sandstone cliffs formed on top of the older basalt.

Surface: Gravel, Stairs, Eastern mile is flat

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Sandstone Bluffs Trail

Distance: 1 Mile Linear

Location: Interstate Park, MN

Description:Enjoy spring wildflowers, a small intermittent waterfall, and a stunning overlook of the valley.

Surface: Packed dirt, Over 200 stairs, Steep, Switchbacks

Activities: Hiking

Taylors Falls Lions Park

Trail Name: Coming Soon

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: 1.5 miles north on County Road 16

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Bryant Woods

Trail Name: Coming Soon

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: Coming Soon

Description: Bryant Woods, also known as Bryant Environmental School Laboratory, is owned by Chisago Lakes School District. The 60 acre reserve features a half mile of rustic trails and rich natural res

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Riverwalk Trail

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: Coming Soon

Description: Coming Soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Swedish Immigrant Trail

Distance: Coming Soon

Location: Chisago Lakes Region. Trailhead on Tern Ave.

Description: Coming Soon

Surface: Paved.

Activities: Hiking, Biking.

Map

Osceola, WI

Standing Cedars Conservancy

Trail Name: Buffalo Skull

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Standing Cedars Conservancy

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Map

Trail Name: Brown Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Standing Cedars Conservancy

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Map

Trail Name: Tewksbury Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Standing Cedars Conservancy

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Map

Trail Name: Engelwood Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Standing Cedars Conservancy

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Map

Village of Osceola

Map of City Trails

Trail Name: Cascade Falls Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Village of Osceola

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Eagle Bluff Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Village of Osceola

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Falls Bluff Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Village of Osceola

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Simenstad Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Village of Osceola

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Brookside Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Village of Osceola

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Jeff Meyer Public Fitness Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Osceola Medical Center Campus

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking, Biking

Ridgeview Trails

Trail Name: Chisago Loop Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Coming soon

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Osceola Loop Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Coming soon

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Dresser, WI

Trail Name: Stower Seven Lakes Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: Dresser, WI to Amery, WI

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking, Biking

Map

Marine on St. Croix

William O'Brien State Park

Map of William O'Brien Trails

Trail Name: Riverside Trail

Distance: Coming soon

Location: William O'Brien State Park

Description: Coming soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Prairie Overlook Trail

Distance: 3.8 miles linear

Location: William O'Brien State Park

Description: Hike up and down rolling oak savanna and prairie habitat. Your reward will be a beautiful view of the St. Croix Valley from the top.

Surface: Mowed grass.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Beaver Lodge Trail

Distance: 1 mile linear

Location: William O'Brien State Park

Description: Walk in the early evening and you may spot an active beaver lodge along this trail. If you are quiet, you may be lucky enough to see the beavers at work

Surface: Mostly flat. Mowed grass.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Wedge Hill Savanna Trail

Distance: 1.5 mile loop

Location: William O'Brien State Park

Description: Enjoy a walk through a 100-acre prairie filled with 6-foot tall native grasses and prairie flowers.

Surface: Hilly. Mowed grass.

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Wetland Trail

Distance: 2.3 mile linear

Location: William O'Brien State Park

Description: Coming Soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Inner Wetland Trail

Distance: .9 mile linear

Location: William O'Brien State Park

Description: Coming Soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Rolling Hills Savanna Trail

Distance: 1.1 mile linear

Location: William O'Brien State Park

Description: Coming Soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Hardwood Hills Trail

Distance: .8 mile linear

Location: William O'Brien State Park

Description: Coming Soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking

Trail Name: Woodland Eagle Trail

Distance: 2.2 mile loop

Location: William O'Brien State Park

Description: Coming Soon

Surface: Coming Soon

Activities: Hiking