Snake Creek Trail

Snake Creek Trail

Spring 2023: A small portion of the Snake Creek Trail system remains closed for rehabilitation. See trail closure map. Motorized users may access the upper portions of the unit using the western-most trail. Two way traffic will be allowed on this trail during the temporary closure.

Located in the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest, the Snake Creek Trail stretches 13 miles through bluff country in southeastern Minnesota. This wooded trail climbs 300 feet along the Snake Creek Valley with stunning scenic overlooks. Sections of the trail reach to the bedrock and have challenging outcroppings and cobbles. The Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest is classified as LIMITED. This trail is maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Current Forest Road Closings


Wabasha County

From Kellogg: approximately 4 miles south on Hwy 61, users can access unit from 608th St. There is an access sign. Follow road until reaching the lot.

  • Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails
  • Rochester
  • 507-206-2847
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Vehicles allowed

ATV ATV (class II allowed)


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When open

Trail opens May 1, 2023.

Normal season:
5/1 to 10/31

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Difficulty & trail length


more difficult

13 miles

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