Tales From the Trail
William O’Brien State Park
You may have read my trail guide for Afton State Park, also on the St Croix River in eastern Minnesota. You may have said, that’s really rugged and a little intimidating; I just want a moderate hike with an interesting landscape. This trail at William O’Brien State Park is going to be just the right fit for you, then.
When I go to William O’Brien State Park, I really feel like I’m getting away from it all. Sure, you’ll run into some nice folks on the trail, but for the most part it seems like a solo adventure. Just you and nature. It’s different than just parking at a trailhead and going out on a prescribed loop. There are discrete segments and multiple options for your trek. You can be spontaneous without adding hours to your hike.