Hiking The St Croix State Forest

The 18th most popular hiking trail in Minnesota.

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South of Duluth and southwest of Marksville in Pine County, the St Croix State Forest has 25 miles of trails shared by hikers and horseback riders. The trails can be accessed by either campground. The trail runs from Boulder Campgroun along the west bank of the Tamarack River, past the equestrian campground, crosses the river and then parallels the river in a southerly direction to Pine Point near the confluence of the Tamarack and the St. Croix Rivers.

Note, the horse trails along the Tamarack River bluff can be very dangerous for novice riders. Mallard Lake trails are easier.

Overall, St Croix State Forest is the 18th most popular hiking trail of all 31 hikes in Minnesota. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby St Croix State Forest including Willard Munger State Trail, Willard Munger State Trail, Fond Du Lac State Forest and McCarthy Beach State Park.

St Croix State Forest Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  St Croix State Forest (612) 384-6146; Regional Info (218) 485-5410; MN Visitors (800) 657-3700.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Minnesota" from Mary Jo Mosher

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Base Camp:  State Forest Boulder Campground

Reference Source:  click here https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/

GPS:  46.062, -92.3883

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  15309

St Croix State Forest Hiking Map


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