Best Kept Secret: Afton State Park


Afton State Park

(651) 436-5391 • Hastings


Hiking St. Croix

Afton State Park is a great destination for hikers of all ages and abilities.

Some flat and easy level trails meander along the St. Croix River, passing under beautiful basswoods and silver maples, but there are also trails that descend into deep, secluded ravines, allowing the skilled hiker plenty of chances to do some vigorous climbing.

The best-kept secrets at the Afton State Park are the views from hidden bluffs overlooking truly picturesque narrow valleys below. Many of the best views are off-trail, which is possibly why they’re still secret.

Hikers who visit Afton will be pleasantly surprised to find how quiet the park’s trails are and how secluded they feel.



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