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Kinnickinnic State Park Trail descriptions

Hiking Blue trail (0.7 miles)

This wooded trail connects the east half of the park with the west half. Access this trail from the parking lot near the winter sledding hill. There are some steep hills on this trail as it dips in and out of the gorges and coulees that run into the Kinnickinnic River valley. 

Hiking Brown trail (0.1 miles)

This short trail off of the Blue trail near the sledding hill parking area leads to a small overlook. View part of the Kinnickinnic River Valley from this location.

Hiking Green trail (1.1 miles)

This relatively easy loop trail travels the perimeter of a large prairie area and is accessible from the Yellow trail. These native grasslands are being restored and are home to many birds and other animals.  Even timber rattlesnakes are occasionally seen on this trail.

Hiking Orange trail (0.5 miles)

This wooded trail follows the steep bluff edge atop of the Kinnickinnic River valley. Access this trail from the Yellow and Purple trails. This trail has some hills and more difficult terrain.

Hiking Pink trail (2.9 miles)

This curving singletrack trail can be accessed from the Hunters East Parking lot off 770th Avenue. The trail is relatively easy and winds through prairies, pine plantations and open hardwood forests. It follows the contours of the Kinnickinnic bluff and provides scenic views of the Kinnickinnic River valley. The trail features interpretative signage and has several benches to enjoy the landscape.

Hiking Purple trail (1.0 mile)

Access this trail from the St. Croix Picnic Area lot. This wooded, rolling trail bisects the picnic area and leads southwest along the bluff atop the Kinnickinnic River Delta, intersecting with the Orange and Yellow trails. Following the trail north from the picnic area, the trail passes through an old growth oak forest and out to one of the park's vast prairie areas and access to the Yellow and Green trails.

Hiking Red trail (1.6 miles)

This trail is accessible from a number of parking areas near the park office. This relatively open and flat trail leads along the forest edge around a few small prairie areas. The Red trail will also loops through the area known as "Vultures Peak."

Hiking Yellow trail (1.2 miles)

This trail is accessible from the Kinni Overlook lot and is a loop along the forest and prairie edge. This trail is relatively flat and is a great spot to see wildlife such as deer, pheasants and turkeys. Use this trail to access the Orange and Green trails.

Last revised: Monday August 15 2016