Length: 7.50 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Refuge trails S of US 2 on CR 210 between Erskine & Mentor.
Rydell Refuge is located 2.5 miles south off of U.S. Hwy 2 between the towns of Mentor and Erskine, MN. Hwy 2 turn south on Polk County Rd 210 and follow for approximately 2.5 miles to the Refuge gate.
The 7.5 mile trail system showcases wildlife habitats that developed from the "fire shadow" effects of Maple Lake. This westernmost extent of maple-Basswood forest in Minnesota shrouds the rolling landscape of glacially formed hills and wetlands. This is the stage for visitors to experience a tranquil view of wildlife habitats found on the Refuge. Trails are opened to hiking, biking, and cross country skiing.
Visitor Center open weekdays 8:00am - 4:00 pm. Extended summer hours. Contact Rydell National Wildlife Refuge for current Visitor Center hours. Asphalt and Gravel trails are ADA Accessible.
Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Average Grade: 2%
Maximum Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 1,175
Elevation High Point: 1,230
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2005
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Rydell Refuge
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
17788 349th St. SE
Erskine , MN 56535
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