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Travel through the base of a valley along the southern boundary of Afton State Park.


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2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

Loop

989' 301 m

High

801' 244 m

Low

379' 116 m

Up

375' 114 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Start from near where the south end of the Lower Afton Alps meets with the Parking Lot Connector. Head west from the circle down into the valley. The trail turns south once you get to the creek, and follows until after you pass the park entrance road.

The trail then loops around to the west and south before coming back down into the valley. Follow it east, where you head just south of where you were before. You'll be mostly in hardwoods, covering deeply cut valleys that open to small patches of prairie on either side. Eventually the trail approaches a farm field, and passes just to the north of it until turning north and crosses under the Park Entry Trail and park entry road again, and finally meets back up where you started.

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Shared By:

Robert Nack

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Beautiful fall colors and a light fog in the valley
Oct 27, 2015 near Afton, MN

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May 1, 2021
PJ Kornaus
Feb 22, 2020
Chris Nelson
3.3mi — 1h 23m
Oct 19, 2019
Duncan Pederson
Aug 5, 2017
Angela Feyder
Great, short hike with varying scenery, ups/downs, and trail width. Temperature varies but overall half and half of shaded and sunny! 3.2mi
Jul 31, 2016
Dexter Immaneni
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