addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1linklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Veteran's Day Hike

We'll be out in the Louisville Swamp area and this should give us some idea of what the XC/snowshoe trails will be like this upcoming winter. We'll do the Mazomani Trail and here are the trail details:

Mazomani Trail (4.5 mi., loop) - Start at main parking area. The trail heads for a bluff (0.25 mi.), then a junction with the loop portion (0.5). Stay left, passing the Ehmiller home site, bottomland forest, then a crossing at Sand Creek (0.8 mi.). The trail winds through upland forest, crosses a small creek, and then passes low wetlands until it meets Middle Road. Turn right, then right again, passing a large glacial boulder, then along bluff forest to Jabs Farm. Joining Flood's Road, turn right, go across the levee (with a nice view of the west end of Louisville Swamp), then up a short hill to a junction. Turn right again, coursing along the bluff-top savannah back to the loop junction.

Click HERE  for a link to more information on the trail and "The Swamp."

DIRECTIONS: The main Louisville Swamp trail head is located about 4 1/2 miles south of Shakopee. Exit Highway 169 onto 145th Street West. Follow the road past the main entrance to the Renaissance Festival and over the next set of railroad tracks. The Louisville parking lot is located on the left.

FOR ALL EVENTS I'M DOING FROM HERE TO THE END OF DECEMBER PLEASE CONSIDER BRINGING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR A LOCAL FOOD SHELF. THERE ARE MANY IN NEED THIS SEASON AND ANY LITTLE BIT WILL HELP. - Thanks, Sue!

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful weather and good company!

    November 14, 2011

  • Mike

    Great weather, super group and great scenery.

    November 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice hike on a warm Fall day with warm, friendly peeps. "This Land is Your Land". Woody Guthrie. Fun Rock too.

    November 14, 2011

  • Joey F.

    WoW, a lot of people were there. It was a fun hike, and it included a giant rock that should have included the words "climb me!", because it was pretty much shouting it out to a few of us. A gorgeous day, and a great way to spend it.

    November 13, 2011

  • Connie

    Sue, Thanks for ordering a perfect weather for the hike. This is my first event with Outdoor/Snow Lovers and enjoy it very much. Hope to participate more outing. Connie

    November 13, 2011

  • Connie M.

    Such a huge group.....walked with 3 nice women.......difficult to meet people with so many attending. Energizing and an area I didn't realize existed!!!

    November 13, 2011

  • Dale

    This was my first meetup event, and I really enjoyed it. It was well organized, and started on time.
    Also, all the people were very friendly.

    November 13, 2011

  • R

    Fantastic! Wonderful weather, tremendous turnout, friendly hikers! Thanks, Sue!

    November 13, 2011

  • George K.

    Beautiful day, Nice conversation, scenic venue.

    November 13, 2011

  • Bryan N

    Was a beautiful day and lots of friendly hikers

    November 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect day for a hike. Nice location and people.

    November 12, 2011

  • Mary

    I had a great time. Thanks for organizing!

    November 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    beautiful weather and scenery. Great group of friendly people with well behaved dogs.

    November 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun! Great place to hike.

    November 12, 2011

  • George K.

    I am attending 11/12 veterans day hike. i Is there a number I can call if I get lost ? Looking forward to it, supposed to have beautiful weather today ! George Kouba[masked]

    November 12, 2011

  • Dale

    This will be my first Meetup event. Looking forward to it.

    November 9, 2011

  • Mark

    With how dry it is, I can't imagine seeing ANY mud......

    November 8, 2011

  • Mike

    Do I need boots for this hike, or are tennis shoes OK? Doesn't sound like a long hike, but it sounds like it could be a bit muddy (crossing creeks and stuff).

    November 8, 2011

  • Sue

    Mary Ann, there are a variety of paces. I usually start out leading the group, but then bring up the rear at the end. Just start out at your own pace, as we won't leave you behind.

    November 3, 2011

  • mary ann L

    I haven't joined this group for a hike before........does one need to be at a certain" level " or is there a variety of paces?

    November 2, 2011

  • April J.

    I will be spinning that morning at pedal wild l In Spring Park at 8:30am if anyone would wont to tag along/grab a bite before walk at 11a.m..... [masked] April

    October 28, 2011

  • Deepa

    Haven't been on a hike with you for a while Sue. So I am looking forward to this one!!!

    October 2, 2011

Our Sponsors

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy