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This is an amazingly flowy trail!!!

Great area to see frogs, birds, old farms, and other animals. Be careful of weather, area gets flooded easily with heavy rainfall. nice wetland area to hike around

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23 days ago

Fun trail with great views

hiking
28 days 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
28 days ago

The park was beautiful in all of it’s fall colors today. Easy walk through open fields and wooded areas with just enough birds around to count the hike as a birding walk as well.

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.

Awesome trail! Great hill and rewarding view at the top. Be warned that it is not accessible at this time, though, due to construction on Flying Cloud Drive.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike with beautiful fall color. We were able to do a loop rather than out and back. If you do the south trail to the bluff and then head toward the River there are stairs that go down and then you walk a trail along the river back to the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

Great river views. Easy stroll with no inclines.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely area but super flooded right now

rock climbing
1 month ago

So fun, took the hardest trail to the top and wasn't disappointed. Many trails to try will definetly be going back.

Good trail. Nice variety.

Beautiful paved trail around the lake. Nice distance, approx 3.5 miles.

Great hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. My dog loved it too. You really cant get lost, all directions loop around back close to the parking lot.

Hiked on the blue mountain bike trails and only encountered two bikers on a Wednesday morning. Easy trail to follow and we made a 5 mile loop using the utility road to come back after hiking posts 12-25. Loads of switch backs and lake views

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

This isn’t really a trail. It follows, sort of, the frisbee golf course. Don’t get me wrong, if you are there to play frisbee golf it is a quite beautiful course. If you are there to swim, really nice too. It is just this hike that isn’t really a hike that I am rating 1 Star.

One of the best in the area.

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

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

hiking
3 months 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!

Beautiful trail, the bluffs are fun but i thought the maps weren’t very clear. Dogs ARE okay if they are leashes. Would definitely do this loop again :)!

Great rolling hills

hiking
3 months ago

We did the Coyote Point Section of the trail. Beautiful trail with some steep sections. Overall not too bad and 40 minutes for one way.

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

Beautiful area. Much larger than expected.
Upkeep of the trails leaves something to be desired. A lot of it was overgrown and some trails that show on the map are not accessible due to it being overgrown. The trail signs are a bit difficult to know how far and what direction it will truly be going unless you are looking at a map.
Due to flooding a very large section of trail is under water and not accessible at this current time.
A lot of nature to see. Beautiful fields, forest area and the lake. Some of the swamp area was mucky and a bit hard to navigate.
Overall a great trail, not many visitors. So very peaceful. Plan ahead to carry any trash you have as there were no trash bins in the area.

hiking
4 months 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.

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