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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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Recommended Routes in Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge - 2

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Favorite Going east toward the trailhead on the State Trail Access Trail.
Intermediate Intermediate

Louisville Swamp 3-Mile Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km 120' Up 36.51 m Up 120' Down 36.67 m Down

Carver, MN
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Favorite Louisville Swamp Unit.
Intermediate Intermediate

Louisville Swamp Loop

7.3 mi 11.7 km 439' Up 133.79 m Up 438' Down 133.5 m Down

Carver, MN
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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Hiking

  • 24 Miles 38 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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Trails in Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge - 12

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1.8 mi 2.9 km #1Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail: East
Easy Easy
Richfield, MN
Easy Easy
Richfield, MN
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Nokomis - Minnesota River Regional Trail: South
Easy Easy
Bloomington, MN
Easy Easy
Bloomington, MN
4.8 mi 7.7 km #3Mazomani Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Carver, MN
Intermediate Intermediate
Carver, MN
2.1 mi 3.3 km #4Richard T. Anderson Perimeter Loop
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Shakopee, MN
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Shakopee, MN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Bass Ponds Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Bloomington, MN
Intermediate Intermediate
Bloomington, MN
2.4 mi 3.8 km #6Flood's Road
Easy Easy
Carver, MN
Easy Easy
Carver, MN
1.6 mi 2.6 km #7Middle Road
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Carver, MN
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Carver, MN
0.9 mi 1.4 km #8Johnson Slough Trail
Easy Easy
Carver, MN
Easy Easy
Carver, MN
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9State Trail Access Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Carver, MN
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Carver, MN
5.3 mi 8.5 km #10Long Meadow Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Richfield, MN
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Richfield, MN
0.5 mi 0.9 km #11Parking - Mazomani Access Trail
Easy Easy
Carver, MN
Easy Easy
Carver, MN

Photos of Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge - 57

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View of the Pike Island path
Aug 7, 2017 near Mendota…, MN
Louisville Swamp Unit.
Sep 12, 2017 near Carver, MN
Fall colors on the Hogback Ridge Trail before the Hwy 77 Bridge.
Nov 3, 2023 near Bloomin…, MN
On the trail along the east side of the Youth Fishing Pond.
Nov 3, 2023 near Bloomin…, MN
Crossing Sand Creek during low water in late summer.
May 27, 2024 near Carver, MN
Crossing the causeway in early spring.
May 27, 2024 near Savage, MN
Nine Mile Creek when the falls colors are starting.
May 27, 2024 near Bloomin…, MN
Crossing a slippery patch of ice covering the trail.
May 27, 2024 near Bloomin…, MN
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