|Inside the Bake Oven on the Glacial Potholes Trail at Interstate State Park|
One of the great natural attractions of the Upper Midwest is the Dalles of the St. Croix, a particularly scenic elbow of the St. Croix National Scenic River. It is here on the Minnesota side of the river in Taylors Falls that tourists, geologists, and explorers will find the world's deepest and most impressive glacier potholes.
The Glacier Potholes Trail is more like a self guided tour of geological features than a hike. In total the trail measures out to less than a 1/2 mile. The trail has an uneven surface, but handrails and some metal walking decks are provided to enable people of any age and athletic ability the chance to see the potholes from above, inside, and out. In addition to the famous potholes, the trail also takes hikers to panoramic overlooks of the St. Croix River and its dalles.