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Richmond, MN

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Beautiful terrain and trails. Lot's of variety and hills. Rocky in some places but nothing dangerous. Easy to get turned around as trails are not marked. But lot's of loops and you eventually get back on track. You can't get really REALLY lost. Campground is in a nice setting, some electrical hookups, some not. Limited areas for horses. Corrals only allowed over parking areas which are packed down too hard for step in posts. Highlining in trees is ok with tree savers. Corrals are availalbe to rent but not enough for every campsite. There are not highline tie posts. We love it here and will be back many times.
Reviewed by: Tara Darnall-Roth on 1/22/2014 10:56:23 AM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 9/9/2013 Hometown: Saint Cloud, Minnesota,

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Moderate level trails. Nicely groomed trails.
Reviewed by: Anonymous on 6/28/2010 11:20:19 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 8/1/2008 Hometown: , Select State

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Reviewed by: Anonymous on 6/27/2010 7:36:37 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 8/20/2008 Hometown: , Select State

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This is a nice place to ride. The trails are easy and very scenic. One thing that we like about the trails is that you do not have to stay on the trails...if you see something interesting, it is allowed to ride off trail. I think we rode all of the trails, but we didn't see any water crossings as reviewed. (not sure where the other reviewer got 100 miles of trails, there aren't, we asked) Maybe some larger water puddles. The mosquitoes were present, but not unbearable during our visit, but the weather has been pretty dry. There are no high lines at the campsites, but we strung our own between trees and that worked OK. The management is very nice and eager to please. They brought us a fire ring and picnic table (no charge to us) The only bad thing I can say about the horse campground is that there are NO bathrooms nearby. For $38 a night, I would think they could supply at least a Porta-John. I get the impression that horse camping is something they offer because there are trails (they rent horses) not especially a group that they cater to. We would go back if there were bathrooms, but probably won't because of that. They said to day ride is $15 a horse.
Reviewed by: Kris, Laura and two Marys on 7/1/2009 10:16:53 AM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 6/17/2009 Hometown: Jordan, MN

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Reviewed by: Anonymous on 12/24/2007 3:14:27 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 1/1/2000 Hometown: , Select State

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I love this Place!! 25 miles is a BIG NOT I have gone and it probally has more then 100 miles. You can ride all day and not cover all the trails. Lots of water crossing some are deep. I would recomend there to any one. Just got Back from there last week end. We had ower own fire and picnic table. We had about 5 trailers so It Was Fun!!
Reviewed by: Courtney on 10/9/2006 7:59:57 PM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 10/9/2006 Hometown: Elk River, MN