Whitewater State Park Dakota Trails Loop

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Whitewater State Park Dakota Trails Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Altura, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 1125 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

scenic driving

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The blufflands of southeastern Minnesota are are well represented by Whitewater State Park with its dolomite cliffs, trout streams, and hardwood forests.

2 months ago

Very impressed! Fun and technical for this newby trail runner. Lots of spectacular views.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful moderate hike. Great one to bring the dog with for. From the Gift shop go up many steep stairs, but... once you get to the top it's totally worth the view and gets much easier.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The best hike I've done thus far! Loved every peak, loved the lack of mosquitos, loved everything!

hiking
7 months ago

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7 months ago

camping
7 months ago

Great place to camp. No mosquitos due to the bats that live in the bluffs. Make reservations early to get a good spot.

camping
7 months ago

10 months ago

Great place to camp and hike, call in advance for camping spot!!!

birding
1 year ago

Like the trails, like the hike and scenery. Just beautiful.

1 year ago

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hiking
1 year ago

You can find all classes of trails here, and the views are great. ,wz warning about the Elba Fire Tower hike is that if you get from the parking area to the tower top you have climbed over 500 feet so if you do it in 10 minutes you have good legs! It is still worth it if taken more slowly! I would allow an hour round trip.
If you want to use the app to record, be sure you download maps as cell service is bad except on ridgetop.In the valleys you may miss spots as even gps satellite coverage may have gaps depending on weather and phone and state of foliage.

hiking
1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

This is a beautiful park. Bike it, hike it, drive it and just plain relax. It has been about 5 years but I still remember how much I loved this place. Actually spent about three days here.