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The wildlife you see along the way is exciting! I saw several woodpeckers, a dozen deer including two baby, and a bunch of wild turkeys. Only encountered a few people on my walk. It is peaceful and feels like your up north.

It's so pleasant to hear the rushing water while you're walking!

Nice short loop.

walking
1 month ago

Easy and nice loop around pike island. Hiking shoes a must right now as it’s pretty muddy and slick in areas. Enjoyed getting out today and excited for spring. Easy parking as well. Make sure to get vehicle day or annual pass and have it out on dash.

Easy walk, very cool to see the confluence of the rivers. Great bird watching, too.

walking
4 months ago

This is an easy loop for sure. It's great when there's lots of water in Minnehaha creek as the falls are impressive then. I've only seen it then in photos, not in person. You walk to the end where the confluence of the creek meets the mighty Mississippi. The day I was there the flow was pretty low over the falls. But it was a nice walk in the fall and worth doing.

Hiked this last week, it was great. Saw 12 deer and 20 turkeys. the whole loop is closer to 5 miles according to my Fitbit.

trail running
5 months ago

I love the proximity to the city and the different looping options on this trail! I often see wildlife in the less-travelled “interior” segments.

Great trail for biking, walkers have their own trail. Do this when I’m short on time and want to get an exercise ride in!

You ride along Minnehaha Creek,it’s very pretty.

Nice views and great place for running/walking.

Very easy going and the view of the water was calming

hiking
6 months ago

Kids (5, 8, 13) loved this trail! Not too hard for the little guys, but long enough to wear them out ;) Well-maintained, lots of benches for resting, trash cans along the trail.

walking
6 months ago

Busy but convenient. Quick scenic walk.

hiking
6 months ago

Green and peaceful.

Great trails, lots of wildlife.

Wonderful trail. In great condition, well marked, nice views and stops on the way for a leisure bike ride. Highly recommend!

Great loop - dogs on leashes allowed and I let my dog play in the water at the half way point. Quiet and safe.

Great trail nicely paved with great views of lake Como and beautiful grounds.

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice trail w/ falls, creek along the trail & you hear sound of gushing waters, went on a hot & humid day & saw lots of children dipping in d creek having fun overall it's a good experience w/ family the only thing is it's crowded esp if it's good weather .

Flat trail. Nice wooded views and walking along the shoreline is beautiful.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy and beautiful

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail -- drive all the way through the park past the beach and picnic island. You will get to a parking lot with a nature center. The bridge to pike island is a few minute walk from the last parking lot.

hiking
10 months ago

This is one of my favorites to do with or without kids. It's an easy loop with lots of views of the creek and eventually the Mississippi. The only downside is it's often crowded. But worth the walk anyway. Falls are beautiful.

hiking
10 months ago

I love this trail. You get river shore, waterfalls, a restaurant, historical sites - it literally has everything. If you're tempted to turn around at the gum tree, don't! Only downfall of this park is how popular it is at ALL times of the day and week/weekend.

hiking
10 months ago

The beach along the trail is beautiful with soft, soft sand. Dog friendly. Great view once you get along the shore.

Really fun hiking trail if you want to get into nature w/o traveling far from the cities. Some great views from rock outcrops of the Mississippi River and some fun scrambling sections. Couldn't complete the full loop b/c the river was too high and the trail got cut off on the west side of the river.

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