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.