Eagles Bluff Park

La Crescent, Minnesota




City of La Crescent




City of La Crescent Parks & Recreation




6:00am to 10:00pm




No fee




















La Crescent Bicycle and Hiking Map

HCP Bike and Hike Map Inside Brochure

AllTrails map




113 acres




422 Red Apple Dr.
La Crescent, Minnesota

There is no designated parking. Park on the east side of Red Apple Dr. near the park sign.

N43 50.752, W91 18.492


Driving Directions

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          Houston County  
          Southeast Minnesota  

Hiking Trails


3 miles






Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province     Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province    
  Ecological Section     Paleozoic Plateau    
  Ecological Subsection     The Blufflands    
  Land Type Association     Brownsville Slopes    

Native Plant Communities*


Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern)

  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      

Natural Features








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This is the signage at the access point on Red Apple Drive.

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Looking down on the sign towards the street. Street parking is the only parking available.

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Start of the trail.

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There are numerous cream colored trail markers on the various trails within the park.

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There are several signs similar to this one throughout the park.

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This is a the bench at the intersection of several trails.

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The signage near the bench in the prior picture.

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There are two Bluff Prairies within the park. This sign is at one that is the most open.

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The view towards La Crescent from the Bluff Prairie.

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The bench at the other Bluff Prairie, a short distance from the other one.

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The view from the second Bluff Prairie.

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A view along the Macintosh Access trail.

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Signage at the Macintosh trailhead.

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View from Macintosh towards the trailhead. Only street parking is available.

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This is the Swing Bridge Lookout point. A better view will be had when the leaves have fallen. The Swing Bridge can be seen as well as river tow waiting for the bridge to swing open.

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A different perspective from the Swing Bridge Lookout.

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Teacher Takes on the Trail

Aug 16, 2019




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  Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)   Brown Creeper  

Fungi and Lichens


Birch Polypore (Fomitopsis betulina)

Golden Pholiota (Pholiota aurivella group)

Wood Ear (Auricularia angiospermarum)

  Birch Polypore  

Insects and Arachnids


field ants (Formica pallidefulva group)

jagged ambush bug (Phymata americana)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

sachem (Atalopedes campestris)

six-spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)

thick-headed fly (Myopa clausa)


field ant (Formica pallidefulva group)

mourning cloak




aniseroot (Osmorhiza longistylis)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)

prairie blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium campestre)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wood betony (Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis)

yellow star grass (Hypoxis hirsuta)


wild columbine

yellow star grass


Snails and Slugs

  dusky slug (Arion subfuscus/fuscus)   dusky slug  
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One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

Special Concern

purple sand grass (Triplasis purpurea)


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List


Plants frequently found in:

Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern) UPs13c







Created: 9/17/2021

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