Trail Snow Report

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Trail conditions:

This week's snowstorm created ideal conditions for all your winter activities. Snowmobile trails in the woods are in excellent shape. However, the wind on the open field trails has created challenges with the hard drifts. Groomers from the area clubs are busy keeping the trails open. Cross-country ski trails are not groomed in the park; however, skiers are welcome to create their own trails and enjoy the different terrains of the park. This year's snowfall has also made it ideal for snowshoeing. Snowshoes can be rented at the park office. Come and explore the wonders of Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park!

Trail conditions: good
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 3"
Trail mileage: 5.0

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 February 15, 2019. Local snow depth is 12".

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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