Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Trail conditions:

Come to Forestville/Mystery Cave January 15 from 5 p.m. - 8p.m. for a candlelight hike under a nearly full moon. Snowshoes for loan will be available, if needed. Warm temperatures melted a lot of snow creating bare patches and unfavorable conditions for skiing or snowmobiles. Light snow is falling currently. Volunteers groom the snowmobile trails. Cross country skiing is permitted in the park but there are no groomed trails. Enjoy!

Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 1 - 2"
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 January 14, 2022. Local snow depth is 4 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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