- Max Trip Size: 10 people
All right people … Afton State Park is a GEM! Join me for this vigorous 5 mile loop hike… Enjoy scenic vistas and wildlife of the St. Croix River from the beach — then UP… UP… UP to the backcountry trails highest ridge — then DOWN … DOWN … DOWN a steep switchback to the river’s edge … finally ending up at the parking lot we started from! Hike has several scenic stops and should take 2 hours max. Bring lots of water, camera, and trekking poles optional, definitely bug/tick repellent.
Directions: I-94E to MN 95 S, then follow signs to Afton State Park. Meet at 6:00 p.m. at the farthest in parking lot under the huge electrical tower, when you cannot drive further you are there!
Post-Hike: Any of us still alive and kicking are welcome for socializing at Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour in Afton.