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trail running
2 days ago

Open today, August 13. It is a flat, shaded trail—nice on a hot day like today. You can add on miles by running from Minnehaha Falls area, Minnehaha Creek, etc.

trail running
5 days ago

Great trail— the State Park website says it’s open again. Any reports on if this is true?

hiking
6 days ago

Awesome trails that had pretty good elevation gain over short distances. The Stinks (dog) was tuckered out toward the end. The “Big Woods” have a rich history that you can read about along the trails. I wish it was a longer hike but it was fun!

Great trail loop! I have used it for runs before as well

Dogs on Leash is false. More the fault of the app than the Park. They have a Dog Park that dogs are allowed off leash which doesn’t do any good for those who don’t want other dogs running up on theirs. The main hiking trails do not allow dogs at all.

Fun, easy, good for kids and dogs. Beautiful views of Minnehaha Falls.

I loved the trails and bridges! The maps on the trails made it easy to navigate and the views were a great escape from the city life.

Trails are not easy to navigate by using the maps provided. However, it is a loop...so you’re not lost.

A beautiful nature preserve in the city. A true enclave. You wouldn’t guess a ski hill is on the other side of the hill. Really well manicured mulch trail, yet natural surroundings. Also a great outdoor play area for the kids made out of natural materials, and by “play” area I do not mean swing-sets.

Lots of route options with several small loops that link together. A great nature route with overlook views at the top

1 month ago

A great trail for walks in the hot weather with your dogs. Most of the trail is shade and is very easy. There are very nice wooden bridges around the lake in great condition to get you over the wet spots. There are a few benches to rest on along the way. We took the short trail and it was just over an hour with two small beagles in 88 degree weather. The trail is well marked at all the intersections and the signage in excellent condition. As always bring bug spray. We will be back soon to try the longer loop soon.

So many memories! Did the whole thing

Great time but could have the trails marked better so you didn’t have to keep asking people where to go.

walking
1 month ago

Very nice trail with picnic tables along the way. The trail is maintained very well with signage along the way. We had our two beagles with us and they loved it. Even on a Sunday there is very little traffic. We crossed a horse or two along the way but that was it. Very nice route.

1 month ago

Great trail with some variety in terrain, incline. Nice view of Jensen Lake—water lily blooms were ready to pop!

Trails aren’t marked well and the prairie loop trail wasn’t prairie grass but mowed weeds!!! Worst place to hike and see nature, sure not worth the $5 entrance fee!!!

This is a fun place to go viewing with friends and family members. If you go on the trail below the falls, there is a nice trail with wooden walkways over the marshy parts. The trail is quite easy, but the rolling falls and the river is beautiful for the entire hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Some great inclines on unpaved trails. Kids able to climb fine. There are several microclimates in the short walk... woods, sandy, prairie. Great overlook of Shakopee. Bring bug spray and sometimes rain can leave a soggy trail near the parking lot.

Attempted this June 30th 2018, couldn't get onto it due to flooding. It looked great on the other side :D

Great Trail! Recommend to ware decent shoes as some area's are a bit ruff due to rain.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful trail with many amazing ohhh-ahhh moments along the way.

Love it! Beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail to take the kids

hiking
1 month ago

The trails are in decent shape but could use some more upkeep. It is a great place to take a hike in the woods without having to go too far out of Burnsville (if you live locally). But, the trail maps are not helpful and it can be easy to get turned around if you aren't careful.

walking
1 month ago

Nice, easy one hour loop walking trail. Lots of places to stop along the way if you'd like. I was most impressed by the trail markers and maps. Very easy to follow and plan your hike by following the numbers on the trail map markers.

Beautiful park with easy trails. Usually overcrowded on weekends.

trail running
2 months ago

several options to run. if you run West of 35W it is pretty flat. if you run east of 35W it is flat if you keep close to the river or more hilly if you keep to the north. I enjoy nice quiet runs down there, there are bikes sharing the trail but overall a nice comradery amongst people who enjoy the great outdoors.

walking
2 months ago

It’s a great 1 hour walk that’s pretty easy. The views from the lake are phenomenal, we’re super lucky to have this gem in Eagan.

hiking
2 months ago

It’s a quick hiking trail that is immersed in the woods despite being in the city. It’s a beautiful walk/hike.

The trail is beautiful and very green. It smells very fresh and the river that goes along the trail adds a very nice aesthetic affect. There are many places to take photos. There is a park prior to the trial that is very big and offers a great place to have a picnic. All in all, very highly recommend.

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