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  Thrive! Park - Trails and Conditions

 

Thrive! Park Hiking Roads/Paths and Likely Conditions [Download]

 

Thrive! Park map is available at Park entrance and for download at www.ThrivePark.org

 

Assuming no major rain or snow before hiking, this is what is usually found when hiking.

 

Entrance road from Park parking lot east up short, moderate slope to main hiking roads

Can be a little slick if rains; moderate slope.

Valley Hiking Road

Relatively dry with maybe a couple of soft spots near beginning.

East/west.

Light slope.

Also accesses Eagle Trails and short right-side loop path.

Bluff Hiking Road

Relatively dry.

North/south.

Moderate slope.

Knob View Hiking Road

Relatively dry.

North/south.

Steep slope.

Accesses Sisters/Brother and Eagle trails.

Sister/Brother bluff tops and goat prairies

Great views across Mississippi River valley and up to Lake Pepin.

Primary and front hiking path to Sisters/Brother bluff tops are from Bluff Hiking Road

Relatively dry.

East/west.

Steep slope primarily through praire.

Back hiking path to Sister/Brother bluff tops are from Valley Hiking Road

Relatively dry

North/south.

Steep slope primarily through woods..

Pikes Peak bluff tops and goat prairie

 

Great views across Mississippi River valley and up to Lake Pepin.

Note: west front and north top are private property.

Primary hiking path to Pikes Peak is from Bluff Hiking Road

Relatively dry.

North/south.

Very steep slope.

Best path on prairie is to follow right side of old line fence.

Knob View

View of Mississippi River Valley & Wabasha.

Hiking path is up Knob View Hiking Road

Relatively dry.

North/south.

Shorter but steep slope.

Eagle Trails (several interconnected trails connecting Knob View Hiking Road and Valley Hiking Road. Project of Max Benish and Boy Scout Troop 54 members and supporters.)

Relatively dry.

Mostly north/south.

Light slope.

 

To best enjoy hiking to goat prairies and bluff tops, recommend good hiking shoes. Pair of trekking poles makes hiking better and safer. Remember what it means to be “goat” prairie. Insect repellant is good to use until freeze.

 

            Chris

 

Gary “Chris” Christopherson

Donor of Thrive! Park to Village of Nelson

Founder, Thrive! – Building a Thriving Future

E298 Cleveland Street, Nelson, WI 54756

301 318 3760    GChris@GChris.com  

www.ThriveEndeavor.org  www.GChris.com 

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