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“great place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seven Mile Creek Park

Seven Mile Creek Park
Ranked #7 of 22 things to do in Mankato
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

I have been here a few times but never really explored the trails. Went today and seen there was a "scenic overlook" trail off the trail we were on, took a hike uphill to see it-ugh, haha. The trails we were on today were good and kind of felt like we were at at State Park hiking thru the woods. Wishing we had a map of the place to see where we were going and what trails went where but after we got back to the car we seen a brochure on the shelter we were parked by w/a map of the park. Will be going back for sure to explore more of the trails, I think we got the hardest one done today, unintentionally. They have firepits there if you want to have a fire and have wood for a $2 donation

Visited September 2012
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“Scenic trails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

I have lived in the area for several years; however this is the first the trails have not all been flooded. They are beautiful . My lab and I have been there frequently this spring. Trail 1 and 2 are easy going. Trail 3 isn't too difficult but does have quite an incline. Trail 8 and 9 are difficult. The declines on certain points on 8 made them nearly impassible. 9 is very steep and levels off to a high grass area. I attempted trail 4 and 5 but the grass was too tall. There are also some unmarked foot trails that are very scenic. We are exploring trail 11 tomorrow.

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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“One of the special secrets of the area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

Stay away. There's nothing here. Move along. (Just kidding.) I'm afraid it might become too popular and there goes the special attraction of such a beautiful and quiet area. There are many trails (some unmarked) that you can make easy or hard, depending how which ones you traverse. Many creeks, ravines, chickadees, and wildflowers. It has two shelters and playgrounds. Trail #3 starts at the beginning of the park by the gate and is one of the prettiest because it ridge hops a great deal of the way. #10 leads to a farm pasture and it has a steep ascent to get there. #9 if taken in its entirety gets you into a steep ravine and a long climb up. In between there's a scenic overlook along the cornfields. Heckuva ride. During the winter, it's perfect for snowshoeing. The park is generally kept up for horse trailing but the offroad bikers now have found its charm. It's only a matter of time but enjoy it while you can.

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hidden Wonder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2010

I have lived in the area for quite some time and had never even heard of Seven Mile Creek Park. I went there with a friend one day and was amazed and how spread out it was, and how much was hidden back in the woods off Highway 169. I've only been there once, and we ended up hiking for a good 3 hours because we didn't know which paths to take. I would be sure to go with someone familiar with the trails, I'm not sure if they have maps available. Otherwise you could be in for much more than you bargained for.

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