Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge-Louisville Swamp

Jordan, Minnesota 55352

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge-Louisville Swamp

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge-Louisville Swamp Professional Review and Guide

"Lining the Minnesota River for almost 70 miles, the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge contains multiple areas to visit. But the roughly 7-mile hike around the Louisville Swamp Unit offers something special. Here you’ll find some of the best floodplain forests and wetlands around, filled with mature trees and wildlife.

On top of that, you get views of the river valley and an up-close look at a massive boulder from Minnesota’s glaciated past. By the time you’re done, any negative connotations the word swamp might conjure will be wiped away."

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Trail Information

Jordan
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Spring after snow thaw through late autumn; trails not maintained in winter and can be covered in packed ice
Season
Snowmobiling
Additional Use
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge; (952) 854- 5900; fws.gov/refuge/Minnesota_Valley/
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Jul 2018