Trout Creek  LbNA # 8210

OwnerLeapin' Lizards    
Placed DateApr 4 2004
LocationWeaver, MN
Found By Grapenuts
Last Found Oct 26 2008
Hike Distance?

Trout Creek Letterbox

From Hwy 61 take County Hwy 29 southwest to the Trout Valley Recreation Area. If you’re thirsty this would be the perfect place to park. Walk up the incline and pass thru the gate. The pine trees will be on your right and the deciduous trees on your left. After you round the bend in the trail, keep your eyes open for trail markers and a small foot path on your right that leads uphill. Travel the small footpath. Soon a sandy trail crossing will cross your path. Turn left and ascend the hill. Enter a wooded area mixed with small pine and birch trees, but be careful not to trip on any exposed roots as you climb. The trail you are on will become a little grassier as it snakes to the left and carries you closer to the summit. Keep walking up, up, up—it gets steep here, but that’s okay. Don’t be mislead by the small deer path on your right, just follow the steep incline as it gently bends. Spot the moss covered rocks ahead and a twisted stump pointing at you. Follow the path around the base of the rock then turn left and follow the path across the top of the rocks. Some exposed roots will try to trip you if you aren’t careful as you continue to follow the path in an eastwardly direction. Keep climbing. You will come to a pile of broken limbs on your left just before the path splits. Ascend to the south. At the top of the hill, look up to see an old tree stand to the immediate left of the trail. Follow the path around to the grassy hillside marked by two birch trees standing across from one another. Stop here, catch your breath and enjoy the view. The tangled tree in front of you looks like it might be a good hiding spot—but wait!—up ahead there is an even better view of the creek below. From this tangled tree at a bearing of 139 degrees follow a faint trail to the right along the southwest ridge to an old stump. What a view! 10 paces due north of the stump there is a more inviting hiding spot at the base of two entwined birches next to moss covered logs.

P.S. Watch for ticks.