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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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Recommended Routes in Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge - 3

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Favorite View of the Pike Island path
Easy

Pike Island Loop

3.9 mi 6.3 km 289' Up 88.02 m Up 289' Down 87.94 m Down

Mendota…, MN
Favorite Morning winter outing
Intermediate

Louisville Swamp 3-Mile Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km 120' Up 36.51 m Up 120' Down 36.67 m Down

Carver, MN
Favorite Louisville Swamp Unit.
Intermediate

Louisville Swamp Loop

7.3 mi 11.7 km 439' Up 133.79 m Up 438' Down 133.5 m Down

Carver, MN

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Running

  • 93 Miles 150 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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Trails in Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge - 17

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1.8 mi 2.9 km #1Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail: East
Easy
Richfield, MN
Easy
Richfield, MN
2.5 mi 4.0 km #2Nokomis - Minnesota River Regional Trail: South
Easy
Bloomington, MN
Easy
Bloomington, MN
4.8 mi 7.7 km #3Mazomani Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Carver, MN
Intermediate/Difficult
Carver, MN
2.9 mi 4.7 km #4Pike Island Winter Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mendota Heights, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Mendota Heights, MN
7.0 mi 11.3 km #5Minnesota River Bottoms - Lyndale Ave to Bloomington Ferry Rd
Intermediate
Savage, MN
Intermediate
Savage, MN
6.0 mi 9.6 km #6Mendota Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mendota Heights, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Mendota Heights, MN
2.8 mi 4.6 km #7Minnesota River Bottoms - Lyndale Ave to 11th Ave
Intermediate
Burnsville, MN
Intermediate
Burnsville, MN
3.2 mi 5.2 km #8Pike Island Main Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Mendota Heights, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Mendota Heights, MN
3.4 mi 5.5 km #9Minnesota River Bottoms - 77/Cedar Segment
Easy
Burnsville, MN
Easy
Burnsville, MN
26.2 mi 42.2 km #10Minnesota Valley State Trail
Intermediate
Belle Plaine, MN
Intermediate
Belle Plaine, MN

Photos of Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge - 19

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Louisville Swamp Unit.
Sep 12, 2017 near Carver, MN
View of the Pike Island path
Aug 7, 2017 near Mendota…, MN
Juniper
Jun 30, 2021 near Savage, MN
Train swing bridge.
Jul 19, 2019 near Savage, MN
Hawk over trail at Louisville Swamp near Jabs Farm
Jan 16, 2019 near Carver, MN
Morning winter outing
Jan 16, 2019 near Carver, MN
View of the turret.
Jun 24, 2015 near Mendota…, MN
Snelling Lake Fishing Pier - Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota
Jul 19, 2019 near Mendota…, MN