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Minnesota Valley State Park

Near: JordanMN (Weather)
Number of
30 Total
30 Difficulty: Easy Trail
Trail Description Trails are along the Minnesota River and backwater areas. They are wide and flat and the scenery is beautiful.
Best Time to Visit
Times to Avoid Can be flooded in the Spring, Call ahead
Campground The campground is brand new in 2008. The sites are basically in an open field with some small trees. There are highlines, fire rings and a picnic table for each site. The ground wasn't smoothed out before the camp was put in, so it is a pretty rough ride when parking the trailer, but with more use, that will fix itself. There are pit toilets at the trailhead, but it is a ways to walk. The highlines are new, but seem to have been designed by someone that doesn't use highlines...they are not very tall and only one horse long, but they are better than nothing. There is a hand pump for water also near the trailhead.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Toilet, Pump, picnic tables, fire rings Highlines, Minnesota DNR

, MN
Directions Park Office (most of the time you'll get a recording, but they are good about calling back) : 952-492-6400
This information was provided by Kris in PL on 7/7/2009 10:20:51 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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