• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Go for a Hike

The National Park Service maintains seven hiking trails along the Riverway. A variety of trails exist in nearby state parks and forests. The western terminus of the Ice Age trail www.nps.gov/iatr is within Wisconsin Interstate Park. Many of the trails can be used in all seasons for hiking, snow shoeing or X-country skiing. As you hike the trails look all around to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. A hiking brochure can be printed that contains maps and information on specific trails. Hiking pdf In addition there is also a hiking guide for Sandrock Cliffs north of Highway 70.

Safety:
· Poison ivy may be growing along the trail. Learn how to identify the plant by its three saw-toothed leaves.
· Ticks are found in the grasses and brush. Check yourself after your hike for any hitchhikers. The Deer ticks found here may carry Lyme Disease.
· Biting insects vary by season but may be plentiful, consider wearing repellant.
· Trail surfaces are uneven and may be steep. Watch your step.
· Hunting is allowed along some of the trails, look for postings.

Regulations:
· Bicycles, ATVs and motorized vehicles are not allowed on park trails.
· Berry and mushroom picking for personal use is allowed.
· Flowers and other plants are protected.
· Cultural/historic items are not to be disturbed.

Did You Know?

An aerial photo of the river splitting and a tributaru joining from the north

In the Dakota language The St. Croix River is O-Ki-Zu-Wa-Kpa: To meet or to unite, as the waters of a river gather into a lake or two rivers meet or an area where we planted. Dakota and Ojibwe Indians still live near St. Croix NSR.