Snake River-CR 3 to Mora Professional Review and Guide
"The Snake loses speed and gradient, but still runs through several easy rapids. Plenty of water? Plenty of bug repellent? Okay; off you go down one of the least-traveled streams within easy reach of the Twin Cities. The river varies between occasional rapids, slow meanders, upland forest, and shady river bottom.
There are enough rapids and shallows to make this stretch a miserable hike in low water. This is no wilderness—the area was thoroughly logged for its white pine during the late 1800s—but the second-growth forest gives the illusion of wild country. Keep an eye out for kingfishers, great blue herons, various forest songbirds, and mammals such as mink, deer, and even black bears and river otters."