Louisville Swamp 3-Mile Loop
ElevationAscent: 120' 37 m
Descent: -120' -37 m
High: 783' 239 m
Low: 719' 219 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“Lightly-traveled loop near a swamp with flat terrain.”— Michelle Dobbratz
This three-mile loop is fairly straightforward, but a wrong turn could put you on a much longer run that might not loop back up with your trail.
Follow the trail past the swamp until you eventually get to a road, and then take another right turn. The road will meet back in a different part of the parking lot than you left, but you'll be able to see where you are. The trail was lightly traveled, so gators were warranted, even though when I visited it had been more than a week since the last snow. I also wore ice grippers, which were useful on the road portion (and through the parking lot!), which had some ice.
When I visited in early February 2020, there were very old signs saying that Mazomani Trail was closed, Jab's Farm was inaccessible, and one other trail, I believe the trail that connects the larger loop around the swamp along the river, was closed. I have heard from another runner that this is due to flooding, which has not solidified yet this winter.
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Land Manager: USFWS - Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge