Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Trail conditions:

the warm weather has melted much of the snow, conditions for skiing, snowshoeing and riding are poor. Volunteers groom the snowmobile trails and it's unclear if they have groomed although conditions aren't that great for grooming. The picnic shelter is heated. Just getting out for walk to enjoy peace and solitude without the crowds is nice. For you birders, a northern shrike was seen in several places, cardinals, eagles, chickadees and juncos are common sights. Barred owls are common to hear although a bit elusive to see. Enjoy!

Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? unknown
Trail base: 1"
Trail mileage: 5

The trail(s):
Trails wind through wooded stream valleys and across ridges providing a diverse trail experience, including scenic views. Snowmobile trails connect with an extensive Grant-In-Aid system and are groomed by local clubs. No ski grooming is done.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.


  • A heated picnic shelter is available at the main picnic area adjacent to trails.
  • Regular campgrounds are closed for the winter.
  • Snowshoes available for rent at the park office.
  • Camper cabins are available by reservation.

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Last updated on March 04, 2022. Local snow depth is 1 inches".

Getting there

21071 County 118
Preston, MN 55965

Park entrance is four miles south of MN Highway 16 on Fillmore County Highway 5 and two miles east on Fillmore County 118. DO NOT DEPEND UPON A GPS UNIT AS YOU WILL BE ROUTED TO A CLOSED BRIDGE.

Parking is available at the trailhead.


Phone: (507) 352-5111
Email: [email protected]
Generally, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hours limited due to staffing.

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