The Sunrise Prairie Trail runs northsouth atop an abandoned right-of-way along a Burlington Northern Rail corridor, traversing residential neighborhoods in the towns and mostly farmland in the middle. The trail also runs through hardwood forests and crosses several wetland areas. Wildlife is abundant, and you may see grouse, whitetail deer, wild turkey and waterfowl, as well as native prairie and wildflowers.
In Stacy you'll find restrooms, a picnic area and playground at Lions Park. At the south end of the park the trail crosses the west branch of the Sunrise River, and in Wyoming, the trail crosses the river's south branch.
Although snowmobiles are technically prohibited, you will find them along the trail in winter. At the southern endpoint, the Sunrise Prairie Trail becomes the Hardwood Creek Trail
, which carries south to Hugo.
There are parking areas at North Branch, Stacy and Wyoming. No Fees
The Parking areas are located just blocks east of the I-35 exit in each city.
I'm sure they are with in the speed limit? A joke, right? Visit the trail some winter Friday night after "last call for alcohol" at the local bars.
Beautiful scenery and the pavement on this trail is in very good condition, we walk and ride bike on this trail nearly every day. The snowmobiles do get a bit loud in the winter but they have to have their fun too right?! Besides, I plan on joining them ...
I live on this trail and use it every day in the summer time. We are in winter now and the snowmobile freakoids have taken over. Even though the rules say no studs and no use of the paved surfaces it is very obvious the trail is getting more and more ...