As seen at the Ferry Bridge trail head.

The trail is flooded. The USFWS has posted signs closing it. When the waters receded and the trail drys out it will be open again and we go about our business. There may be some “reconfiguration” of the trail after the floods as we all find the way through the post-flood conditions but it will likely open right back up.

A paved trail managed by the DNR has proven time and time again to be a completely different story. There are many instances of trails and sections of trails being closed or impassible for months….or even years because “selling” the building of a new trail is sexy. Selling the need for funding for maintenance….not so much.

Please reach out to those that represent you. Tell them you are opposed to paving the MN Valley State Trail (River Bottoms) between the Ferry Bridge and the Old Cedar Avenue bridge.