Sunday, May 31, 2015

Video of Willow River SP's Knapweed Trail

Day hikers can walk the edge of prairie that botanists are restoring on the Knapweed (Orange) Trail at Wisconsin’s Willow River State Park. The 0.9-mile one-way trail also offers a short walk through a piney woods.

To reach the park, from Interstate 94 take Exit 4 and head north on U.S. Hwy. 12 for about 1.6 miles. When Hwy. 12 turns east, continue straight on County Road U for about 0.3 miles to County Road A, where you’ll continue for another 1.5 miles. The park’s entrance is on the road’s left/west side. Park in the lot for the Group Campground on the entry road’s south side.

Here’s a video of a portion of the prairie along the Knapweed Trail, taken in early May:

Here's an article more fully describing the trail.

Learn more about nearby day hiking trails in my Day Hiking Trails of St. Croix County guidebook.