Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Trails Loop is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nerstrand, MN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
My family loved this place, the waterfall is the best part!
Beautiful and enjoyed the cooling down by the waterfall.
Great for a family outing!!
Great day hike. Wonderful tall Oaks with streams and a beautiful small waterfall.
Many trails to pick from. Cool nature walk close to home.
Completed this hike towards the end of May. I was impressed with the trail. It was well maintained and well marked. There were signs with a map of the trail placed at each intersection to keep hikers from straying from their desired path. There was a good deal of trail roped off near the waterfall (probably due to erosion from the swollen spring water levels?), and it took away from the overall beauty of the waterfall.
before it gets too cold but cold enough to freeze the waterfall makes for a beautiful hike!