Our hiking adventure began at Interstate State Park on June 3rd, 2022.
We hiked the Walter F. Mondale River Trail along the St. Croix River. Just as we were beginning our hike, we found a single leaf on a tree in the shape of a heart. I read this as a sign from Nature letting us know today was going to be a great day for a hike!
Rocks and tree roots jetted up from the ground below creating the unpaved River Trail. Large boulders decorated with vibrant green plant life surrounded us on the trail. Wildflowers added a splash of color.
The trail offered several overlooks to view the St. Croix River. I found it interesting how the river appeared to change color right before our eyes.
We headed up the stone staircase to view the river from a higher angle. The river below looked like flowing root beer.
Our next stop was the Glacial Potholes.
Giant Basalt boulders surrounded us. Trees grew right on top of the rock.
We crossed the US-8 Bridge over the river and into St. Croix, Wisconsin. The trail in Wisconsin offered views of the turbulent St. Croix River.
Once back on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix River, we were welcomed with a beautiful sign.
We hiked the Walter F. Mondale River Trail back to our starting point. Our hiking adventure was 4.3 miles.