Meet our Friends Group Partner

Parks & Trails Council is proud to partner with this independent friends group.

Parks & Trails Council cannot accept donations on behalf of this friends group.

Friends of the Casey Jones Trail Association

pinpointing Casey Jones State Trail on Minnesota

Mission

Advocate for the continued development of the trail.

Friends Since

Groundwork for the group laid in 1993, but officially becomes a nonprofit in 2002

Trail’s Namesake

Casey Jones was railroad engineer who died while heroically trying to stop an out-of-control train in 1900. He was immortalized in a ballad, later made popular by Johnny Cash. The railroad segment that the trail runs on was commonly known as the Casey Jones unit.

Group shot of Friends of Casey Jones
Group shot of Friends of Casey Jones at 2013 meeting
Mural painting on a trail sign for Currie Loop of Casey Jones Trail
The Friends helped create artistic signs along the trail
Farm in distance with trail in front
Farms dot the landscape along the Casey Jones
Logo for Friends of Casey Jones Trail
Puffy clouds and trail through grassy hill
Prairie lands along the Casey Jones State Trail

Friends of the Casey Jones Trail Association

Events

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2021 Scavenger Hunts

Tue, Jun 1 – Sun, Sep 12 @ All Day

June 1 – September 12, 2021

MN Scavenger Hunts

Mon, Jun 15 – Tue, Sep 8 @ All Day

Summer 2020
Until Labor Day

Friends of the Casey Jones Trail Association

News

Friends of the Casey Jones State Trail Association

Our Partner Land Projects

Casey Jones State Trail Land Projects

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is honored to have worked with Friends of the Casey Jones State Trail Association on several land acquisition.

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