Louisville Swamp, Mazomani Trail

Chaska, Minnesota

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Before you start this loop, read the interpretive information on the kiosk at the trailhead at the end of the parking lot. There you will find a brief history of the first inhabitants of this area, the Wahpeton, a band of Dakotas whose name means “dwellers.” The trail followed by this hike bears the name of their leader, Chief Mazomani. Known as Little Rapids, their village was also the site of a trading post built by Jean-Baptiste Faribault in 1802.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Minneapolis and St. Paul

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Minneapolis and St. Paul

by Tom Watson (Menasha Ridge Press)

Before you start this loop, read the interpretive information on the kiosk at the trailhead at the end of the parking lot. There you will find a brief history of the first inhabitants of this area, the Wahpeton, a band of Dakotas whose name means “dwellers.”

The trail followed by this hike bears the name of their leader, Chief Mazomani. Known as Little Rapids, their village was also the site of a trading post built by Jean-Baptiste Faribault in 1802.

©  Tom Watson/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Chaska
Distance: 4.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Louisville Swamp, Mazomani Trail

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9/1/2008
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Labor day, Great day hike. about 40 min from Minneapolis. several changes in elevations and types of terraine. I,ll try to make it back for a fall hike this year



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