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trail running
3 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
6 days ago

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

it's a decent trail, watch out for baby snakes along the way. in the summer, you'll be ganged up by mosquitoes
the worst part is there aren't enough signboards near the parking lots to get you started on a trail, so it's very confusing.
the trails themselves are good and peaceful, well maintained and mildly challenging

hiking
7 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!

Nice little trail

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

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 and very well maintained. Beautiful.

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Mostly flat loop with a couple of steeper sections on the south end. Passes through a wide variety of habitats: prairie, forest, and wetland. Above average bird viewing. Check yourself for ticks when you finish.

Great trail, moderate to easy but wear good shoes so you can climb on the rocks easily

road biking
2 months ago

Lovely trail running thru Lake Minnetonka. Wide, paved, lots of places to eat, site see, shop

hiking
2 months ago

Did not expect to find a trail like this in this area! Great mixed terrain with some awesome (bigger) hills, beautiful woods, great prairies, and overlooks.

Lots of cover, some bugs, but much cooler from all the trees!

Good trail close to home in Eden Prairie.

This is my favorite trail to escape to, in the heart of Maple Grove. There are many unpaved trails that connect to this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

My husband and I tried to hike this last weekend on 5/6/2018. Unfortunately, it was closed due to flooding. Definitely will have to go back and try it again! Thankfully, we found some other hikes at Fort Snelling State Park!

hiking
3 months ago

Well maintain. Easy hike.

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.

One of my favorite trails!!

not to be trusted,,, people lurking,, wanting to reach out and grab,,, especially children,,, sickning !!!

Have hiked it in all seasons. Good place to train for an off road trail race. Lots of families near the nature center during the day, but the trail is pretty empty of people around sundown. Seen wild deer and turkeys.

walking
4 months 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.

5 months ago

loved the scenery, beautiful landscape, and alot of fun. they also have a natural spring fountain to drink from

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

Really unique and beautiful - kids had a blast as well. The potholes are so much fun to see, and the scenic overlooks on the Saint Croix are breathtaking. Definitely will go back to do more exploring.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike. Some steep ups and downs, but you're rewarded with nice overlooks.

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