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North River Trail

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Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 49' 15 m
Descent: -42' -13 m
High: 746' 228 m
Low: 703' 214 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by Robert Nack

A short half-mile trail along the St. Croix River.

Robert Nack

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Description

The north section starts where the trail down from the Visitor Center meets it and the South River Trail. It's mostly crushed limestone with a bit of pavement at the southern end, and no big elevation shifts. Easy to hike out-and-back if you don't want to go for a longer hike out to the Prairie Loop.

Along the way, you'll pass a couple picnic areas and a swimming beach on the shore of the St. Croix River.

Flora & Fauna

Bald Eagles are commonly seen in the tops of dead trees along the trail.

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Jun 20, 2017
Vesna Sweet
Aug 21, 2016
Grant Brugger
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Trout Brook before it heads into the St. Croix
Jun 29, 2015 near Afton, MN
Bridge over Trout Brook near where it heads into the St. Croix
Jun 29, 2015 near Afton, MN

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