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


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


MN Scavenger Hunts

Mon, Jun 15 – Tue, Sep 8 @ All Day

Summer 2020
Until Labor Day

Friends of the Casey Jones Trail Association


grassy trail
Unpaved segment of Casey Jones State Trail leading to the land we helped acquire for the trailhead in 2015.

Our Partner Land Project

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota works to acquire critical land for parks and trails, often partnering with Friends Groups to support this effort.

We are honored to have worked with Friends of the Casey Jones Trail in this endeavor.

See our land projects at Casey Jones State Trail

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