Hiking and cross-country ski trails are available at the Mines of Spain. Check with the park manager for cross-country ski routes, from the interpretive center to the south end of the recreation area. Six miles trails roomed for cross country skiing when snow permits and 21 miles of maintained hiking trails. There are five individual nature walks within the park, including those at the E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center and another at the Horseshoe Bluff Site. Other trails provide a wide range of opportunities for visitors to view Mines of Spain on old winding logging roads, to view limestone bluffs, scenic overlooks, and to enjoy a hike through forests and prairie. Some of the trails are steep and challenging. Dogs on 6 foot leashes are allowed. No bikes allowed on the soft trails.
An on-road signed bike route passes through the scenic valley into the meadows and leads out to the Hwy 52. This newly established paved shoulder will lead from Mines of Spain State Park to Bellevue State Park at by the end of 2017 as part of the Mississippi River Trail.
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