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walking
13 days ago

A nice place to walk in the Twin Cities. It’s a bit more low key than Bde Maka Ska, Harriet, etc., which I like. The main downside is the air traffic.

went for a beautiful walk with a friend! the area was gorgeous and we went at the perfect time of day

walking
23 days ago

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

Scenic and well maintained urban path

on Hidden Falls Trail

walking
1 month ago

Not much of a challenge. Ground, mostly level walking surface. Interesting views off trail near the river. Interior all trees. Some large downed trees across the path in several places to maneuver around/over/under.

hiking
1 month ago

As of today, the trail was open but there is still some minor flooding near the back part of the trail. So you can get about halfway but then have to turn back the way you came and cannot make the full loop. In any event, the trail is very nice and a quick three-mile getaway from the hustle and bustle. Parking is $7 if you don’t have a permit. Trail head is right next to the lot.

hiking
1 month ago

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

Went on this trail in winter and was easy to navigate even with deepish snow.

hiking
2 months ago

Great river views. Easy stroll with no inclines.

Lovely stroll through the gentrified old milling district

This is a nice hike. Lovely area. We did get a bit off track following these directions and ended up on a road and having to cut through a maintenance area. The paths are not all that well marked and there are many intersections. Carry a map with you.

Good running trails

hiking
3 months ago

Go in the morning to avoid crowds.

on Battle Creek Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Not bad. Some steep areas up to falls over loose shale but not difficult at all. Nice views on the way up. Very crowded with tons of parent sherpas.everywhere. However it was Labor Day weekend so that definitely contributed to the crowded trails. Makes for a good short, family walk..

walking
3 months ago

Well kept, easy to access, plenty of parking. I ended up just staying in the off leash dog area, which is contained by a fence and is huge.

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!

walking
3 months ago

Maybe I am biased since I live very close by and do this trail often. I like this trail a lot, goes next to one of the biggest off-leash,fenced dog walks. Good thing I like about this trail is that you can do the longer loop or the shorter loop depending on your mood! Has views and access to the creek

Nice place to stretch the legs, I just prefer less people and noise (lots of airplanes).

walking
3 months ago

I was pleasantly surprised with this trail! Had just a lovely time with my pup. There are some really neat sculptures throughout the loop. There are also little off-shoot paths that go deeper into the woods and I had fun exploring those too. Overall very happy I went and can’t wait to go back!

Trail is back open. You can definitely see where it was flooded.

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!

walking
3 months ago

went with my family, was a nice surprise to see sculptures throughout the park. we had a great time. family friendly and very pet friendly!

trail running
3 months 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
3 months ago

Simple Trail, Paved just a nice walk or Jog around the lake . Can get pretty crowded and parking can get a little ruff. Overall Nice trail!

walking
3 months ago

Very easy walk, mostly paved. I don’t recommend the lake loop, you end up walking alongside busy city streets and in neighborhoods.

trail running
4 months ago

Pretty trail, pretty flat. Current conditions are a bit swampy and muddy (bikers beware) and the cement bridge at mile 1.8 is currently closed (due to flooding perhaps), but many were crossing anyways.

trail running
4 months ago

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

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