Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Caledonia, Minnesota

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West of Caledonia. A quick hike up the switchbacks of a bluff overlooking Beaver Creek valley. Special attractions: overlooks, birding, trout fishing, Big Spring, and Schech's Mill nearby.
Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)

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Hiking Minnesota (Pukite)

by John Pukite (Falcon Guides)

West of Caledonia. A quick hike up the switchbacks of a bluff overlooking Beaver Creek valley. Special attractions: overlooks, birding, trout fishing, Big Spring, and Schech's Mill nearby.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Caledonia
Distance: 1.25
Elevation Gain: 250 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Trailhead Elevation: 850 feet
Top Elevation: 1,100 feet
Local Contacts: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 800-652-9747
Local Maps: State park trail map; USGS quad: Sheldon
Driving Directions: Directions to Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

4/4/2001
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The Bluff lands of Southeast MN/Southwest WI are a gorgeous area but they are fairly limited with hiking opportunities (although there are plenty of places to canoe or kayak). I lived and worked in this region for a year and always appreciated finding a new place to hike. Caledonia is one of the oldest towns in Minnesota and it is a neat, historical area to visit. Nearby Beaver Creek Valley is a beautiful park with decent fishing. I only found myself wishing it was a little bigger. This particular trail is a quick summit of a moderate size bluff with decent views of the nearby farms and wooded hillsides. The trail is well maintained although it can be a little wet times. If you are in the area consider a drive up the Root River Vally through Houston, Lanesboro and Preston. There is state land here and some good recreational opportunities.



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