The booklet is divided into four sections. The background section introduces general geologic principles and the geology of Minnesota. The geologic history section summarizes the geologic history of southeastern Minnesota. In the trail guide section, features of geologic interest on or near the Root River State Trail are described and explained. The site numbers are keyed to the trail map in the pocket at the back of the booklet. The booklet also includes a glossary of geologic terms.
This guide is designed for families, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and people interested in our natural environment as well as K-12 educators and students.