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Blue Mounds Biking and Hiking Trail

Blue Mounds State Park, Minnesota
Distance3.4mi
Elevation Gain204ft
Trailhead Elevation1,524ft
Top1,529ft
Elevation Min/Max1450/1529ft
Elevation Start/End1524/1524ft

Blue Mounds Biking and Hiking Trail

Blue Mounds Biking & Hiking Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Luverne, Minnesota. It is within Blue Mounds State Park. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 1,524 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 204 feet. The Trail/Park parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Cliffline Trail.

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Blue Mound State Park offers terriffic prairie hiking. The park gets its name from the quartzite cliffs which appeared blue to westbound pioneers. Here is one of the few places you will see cactus in Minnesota.
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Hiking Minnesota (Falcon Guides)
Mary Jo Mosher & Kristine Mosher
"Beautiful prairie, blue mounds that are actually pink sandstone cliffs rising 100 feet off the flat prairie landscape, and a sizable bison herd are points of interest at Blue Mounds State Park in southwestern Minnesota where annual park attendance is more than 93,000 visits. This is one of many areas where the plains Indians of the 1800s depended on bison for survival. Bison were plentiful then as they roamed the endless prairies where food was abundant. Wolves, elk, and prairie chickens shared this ecosystem more than 200 years ago. Today, bison, a few coyotes, and some white-tailed deer roam the park." Read more

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Blue Mounds State Park, Luverne, MN; (507) 283-1307; Department of Natural Resources, Information Center, St. Paul, MN; (651) 296-6157 or (888) 646-6367 (only in MN); www.dnr.state.mn.us/parks
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