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    Afton State Park

    Afton, Minnesota

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    Fargo, ND
    Trailblazer | 695 pts
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    7/16/2018
    The hike from the river trail up to the prairie and back down to the river trail is a fun, challenging trek. The observation point is a treat. There are many great routes throughout this park, definitely worth exploring. Wildflowers are wonderful along the trails.
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    Pathfinder | 102 pts
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    5/20/2018
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    Pathfinder | 85 pts
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    4/30/2018
    Pretty quiet park with a lot of trails. A lot of prairie flatness with some steeper hills thrown in for fun!
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    Zur Yigal
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    10/18/2008
    This was the last weekend that the mountain bike trail was open. Through the winter and until the summer the area is a ski resort.
    You resgister at the Afton Alps ski resort office and have to pay $9. This was a surprise for me, comming from Israel where all the bike trails are free and open all year.
    The trail is a a single track, well maintained, medium technical and physical level of difficulty with some short steep climbs and descents.
    Overall it was fun and recommended to visitors in the Twin City area.
    Oded
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    Fridley, MN
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    10/18/2008
    This is a easy moderate walk through the prairie above the river initially. Evetually you walk east towards the river down through birch oak and maple forests. During color change this is an excellent walk. Several hundred yards of easy strolling a very well maintained walkway through the maples.
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    Berkeley, CA
    Adventurer | 279 pts
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    8/29/2005
    Afton is a great place to go for trails (running, hiking, skiing.) It's close enough to the eastern Twin Cities suburbs that its not far at all, but secluded enough. Good backcountry hiking/camping.
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    Cottage Grove, MN
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    6/2/2003

    I just wanted everyone to know if your into mountain biking give Afton State park and Afton Alps ski area a try. I offers a wide range of hills and great views. It is a ski area after all. The state park is alittle easier if your just looking to have fun. The state park also has many marked trails for the off roaders. I enjoyed my experience in Afton and hope you will too.
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    Fosston, MN
    Pathfinder | 71 pts
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    10/27/2000
    This trail is generally very fast. There is nothing very technical about the course, although sometimes the sheer speed makes corners and sandy areas hazardous. Overall, there is plenty of variety in the 7 miles of single track at Afton, with plenty of climbing and decending. This ride is truly a thrill for nearly every level of rider. If you live near or visit the twin cities, you should give Afton a try.
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    Trail Information

    Afton
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    5.3
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    2 hours
    Duration
    8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, year-round
    Season
    Camping, Cross Country Skiing
    Additional Use
    Afton State Park; (651) 436-5391; dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/afton/index.html
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