Shady Oaks Native Prairie Adventure Trails

Shady Oaks Native Prairie Adventure Trails

This 5-mile trail on private land winds through open prairie and wooded valley trails crossing on unique bridges. Shady Oaks Native Prairie Adventure Trails were built in memory of United States Veterans, Edward Burckhardt and Harry Thooft. Enjoy the overlooks and scenic views on this memorial trail near the city of Russell in Lyon County. The trail is provided by Lyon county and maintained by local volunteers.

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Lyon County

Parking located north of the Russell City Park.

  • Gary Thooft
  • 507-823-4215
Trail location map

Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (Class II allowed)

When open

CLOSED - Closed for the season. Check back in the spring for reopening information.

Normal season:
5/25 to 10/1

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5 miles

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