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Richard T. Anderson Perimeter Loop

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 4.0 (2)

Great singletrack trail. A lot of elevation in a short 2 mile loop. Great views of the Minnesota River Valley.


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2.1

Miles

3.3

KM

Loop

912' 278 m

High

729' 222 m

Low

366' 112 m

Up

361' 110 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildlife

The normal parking lot off Hwy 61 is now open after road construction on Hwy 61 was completed. Parking at the top is accessible but you have to drive into a residential area to get to the trailhead.

Need to Know

Limited parking on the upper lot. Just down the road from Lions Tap Restaurant.

Description

A lot of steep climbs and descents through both wooded areas and some open meadows. You have to stay alert as roots and stumps are throughout the trail. It's an easier hike if you go counter-clockwise, although then you'll be hiking down some steep slopes.

Flora & Fauna

A lot a trees and wildflowers. Wild turkey, deer, and small animals abound. From the bluffs you'll see bald eagles, hawks, and turkey vultures.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jeff Engel with improvements by Hiking Dude

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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#153

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#11,958

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Dense foliage - trail on the left.
Jul 19, 2019 near Shakopee, MN
View from the top parking lot/trailhead looking south over the Minnesota River Valley.
Jul 19, 2019 near Shakopee, MN
Wooded trails.
Jul 19, 2019 near Shakopee, MN

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