Snake Creek Trail

Snake Creek Trail

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

OPEN - eastern loops only are OPEN. The western portion of this trail system is CLOSED to all users (motorized and non-motorized) due to trail conditions and for resource conservation. Information is posted at points where users access the trail system from parking lots. Points of access from the (open) eastern trail loops to the (closed) western trails are physically marked. Trail closures will remain in effect until crews make repairs. The Snake Creek campground remains open.

Normal season:
5/1 to 11/1

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13 miles

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