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This is my favorite hiking trail in Minnesota. It's consistent incline and keeps the heart rate up. I love it! In the winter make sure to wear snow shoes or spikes as it was very dangerously slippery last year.

hiking
21 days ago

Awesome!

walking
22 days ago

A lovely, easy hike. Can get crowded on summer days.

It was a long and little hard trail. We didn’t have any snacks to help with the hike. We got very hungry.

hiking
25 days ago

Very beautiful walk. Easy enough for my 4 and 5 year old to do but long enough that you feel like you accomplished something. Beautiful springs and small falls along the way.

Really nice fall hike with my dog. Go there on a weekday in the morning to have the place to yourself and let dog Off-leash. The falls were very nice.

Nice trail around a small peaceful lake with a waterfall. I did manage to go off trail and we got very muddy but it was likely user error. nice mix of woodchip trails and wooden bridges. Would be great trailrunning practice loop.

Great trails! Many cliff overlooks, a few areas of steep bluff trails, and a lot of beautiful nature. I went a few days after heavy rain and only found a couple of small muddy areas. Met only 3 other people while on the trail, extremely quiet and peaceful! Would not recommend small children, some areas of trails are narrow at some areas of bluffs.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful easy trail between the Minnehaha Falls and Mississippi River. Also very close by is great off-leash dog park.

Made the trek from the boat launch to the falls, 3.6 miles round trip, and did the 178 steps at the falls to the overlook! Absolutely stunning views both of the falls and the overlook!

Nice walk in October!

nature trips
2 months ago

Not much of a hike. Pretty to look around. Cool and damp.

Great trail and fantastic views. Amazing in the fall. The stairs can get slick if it’s rainy, but worth the time to hike.

Good trail. Nice variety.

3 months ago

Can’t get enough of this trail.

I’m gonna argue with the easy rating -those steps are rough! But a fun quick hike. Def busy

hiking
3 months ago

Go in the morning to avoid crowds.

lol @ "scenic driving" category

Amazing views once you get to the top! There were wild flowers along the trail while we were there!

Super nice hike with a lot of lush green tall trees, on the Mississippi River with a sparkling refreshing waterfall! The food stop “Se salt” had amazing seafood!

Did the Lost Canyon Trail which was nice but not very challenging. There’s a ravine portion with lots of boulders which was both beautiful and fun. A couple miles in, I ran into an angry black bear on the trail about 100 feet in front of me. After making myself look Big, etc. he wouldn’t budge. When he started posturing and “yelling” at me I conceded and backed slowly out of his space. Told rangers at the park office who weren’t at all impressed as there are several black bears (and wildcats!) living in the park. Just b aware and enjoy yourself.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail along the lake and cliffs. Fairly quiet on a weekend in August.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail with good paths. Start at the falls and stroll to the Mississippi. A nice walk.

walking
3 months ago

Short hike, with beautiful up close view of the falls. Great place to visit in either winter or summertime!

One of the best in the area.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful! Just a little shorter hike than anticipated and was hoping for something more challenging. Great for a family outing or just to escape to a quiet beautiful place. Bring your swimsuit - you can cool off in the falls or in a couple quiet spots along the river. I’ll be going back for sure!

Manitou Falls was beautiful, however we could not walk the trail according to park staff due to washouts from high water. Only reason I have 3 stars is we went down to the lower falls and were able to hike around a bit. With a 4, 6, 8 year old we couldn’t stray from the path too much but it wasn’t even a mile worth of walking. Still a pretty area with the falls.

walking
4 months ago

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

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