Hiking Club Trail #21
Date: June 8, 2018
Location: Little Falls, MN
Length: 2.8 Miles
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (only because the beginning has slim trails along the edge of a cliff)
Cumulative Hiking Club Miles: 60.6 of 197
I got off of work a little early on a Friday and the weather at home was great (Saturday looked like rain) so why not find a place to hike. Traffic wasn't too bad going north yet so we packed up the dogs and headed up to Charles A. Lindbergh State Park. As we were pulling into Little Falls the skies were getting dark but my weather app still said no rain so we decided to risk it and head out on the trail. Worse come to worst we are going to get wet... oh well.
Under the heavy tree canopy it was pretty dark but it did protect us from the light rain that started as we started our hike. The Hiking Club Trail starts at the picnic area where there are some pretty cool old WPA buildings - including a water tower built to look like a log cabin. It must have rained heavily there in the days before as the trail was pretty rough in spots as large amounts of mud was trying to dry.
This park is on land that used to be the Lindbergh family farm because of this open fields of wild flowers would sort of come out of nowhere. You would be in the woods, then a field then right back into the woods. We heard a lot of animals near us in the woods - but this forest was thick and I couldn't see any of them...
FYI this park was full of ticks - we hike weekly and I usually find a tick or 2 on each dog - this was 15+ ticks a piece... gross!