Hiking The Hay Creek Trails

The 6th most popular hiking trail in Minnesota.

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South of Red Wing in the Richard J Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest, the Hay Creek Trails consist of several interconnecting hiking loops totaling 17 miles. The hiking trails can be rugged and steep and are very remote.

Driving Directions: From Red Wing, head south on State Route 58 for 6.7 miles, passing through the town of Hay Creek. Turn right onto Hay Creek Trail Road and travel 1.3 miles to the trailead.

Overall, Hay Creek Trails is the 6th most popular hiking trail of all 31 hikes in Minnesota. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Hay Creek Trails including Snake Creek, Trout Valley and Zumbro Bottoms.

Hay Creek Trails Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Richard J Dorer State Forest (507) 285-7176; MN Visitors (800) 657-3700.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Minnesota" from Mary Jo Mosher

Best Season:  May - Oct.

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

GPS:  44.5027, -92.565

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  7/1/2016

ID:  6909

Hay Creek Trails Hiking Map


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