Bordering the Mississippi river you can find Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. This park holds a fantastic spot for trail runners and hikers that are looking for a challenge. The park is one of its kind which features beautiful wild flowers with bottomland hardwood forests of large oak, cypress, and tupelo.
Runners and hikers that are looking for a moderate leveled adventure can hop onto the Red Loop. The loop contains 3 miles of uphill and downhill – expect them to be strenuous. This trail is great for training as well as enjoyment. It holds a great stomping ground that allows you to test your ability to the fullest.
Since the trail sits next to the Mississippi River, its marsh ecosystem affects the green lands in a great way, leaving you with a very scenic excursion throughout the park's entirety.
With trails that lead off of the Red Loop you can find a total of 15 miles around the park – but be aware that the trails can sometimes become overgrown, especially in the summer months. Maps and assistance can be found at the visitor’s center if you have any questions. The visitor’s center can be found near the old museum (near the trailhead).