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My favorite is early spring when falls are mostly still frozen to late spring with lots of wildflowers. muddy in spring past the falls but great for kids.

trail running
6 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
9 days ago

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

Great trail loop! I have used it for runs before as well

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 :)!

Well maintained trails , easy to get into trail running and hiking, good views and cover

I loved the trails and bridges! The maps on the trails made it easy to navigate and the views were a great escape from the city life.

A beautiful nature preserve in the city. A true enclave. You wouldn’t guess a ski hill is on the other side of the hill. Really well manicured mulch trail, yet natural surroundings. Also a great outdoor play area for the kids made out of natural materials, and by “play” area I do not mean swing-sets.

Good hike in well maintained trails. Mostly shaded. Can get buggy if trails are wet. The waterfall is the main attraction and can get very busy. Shallow enough so kids can play in the stream. I liked the hiking sections in the south part of the park. It’s actually across the road from the visitors center. I would come back in the spring for the wildflowers.

Great, well-marked trail. The waterfall is easy to access and great for wading and playing. Easy hiking, even for younger kids. There are a lot of dogs on the trail. We found a leech after playing in the water.

Decent trails, well-marked and maintained. Lots to choose from- you can really hike as little or as much as you want. Good for running. The main attraction seems to be the waterfall, the rest of the trails are standard forest hikes it seems.

1 month ago

A great trail for walks in the hot weather with your dogs. Most of the trail is shade and is very easy. There are very nice wooden bridges around the lake in great condition to get you over the wet spots. There are a few benches to rest on along the way. We took the short trail and it was just over an hour with two small beagles in 88 degree weather. The trail is well marked at all the intersections and the signage in excellent condition. As always bring bug spray. We will be back soon to try the longer loop soon.

Good trail - steps in parts so don’t bring a stroller (or anything else you wouldn’t want to carry at times)

1 month ago

Great trail with some variety in terrain, incline. Nice view of Jensen Lake—water lily blooms were ready to pop!

Attempted this June 30th 2018, couldn't get onto it due to flooding. It looked great on the other side :D

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail to take the kids

Clean. Beautiful views

walking
1 month ago

Nice, easy one hour loop walking trail. Lots of places to stop along the way if you'd like. I was most impressed by the trail markers and maps. Very easy to follow and plan your hike by following the numbers on the trail map markers.

walking
2 months ago

It’s a great 1 hour walk that’s pretty easy. The views from the lake are phenomenal, we’re super lucky to have this gem in Eagan.

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.

Beautiful waterfall and nice trail.

so in love with this place! lots of trails off the main paved walkway. if you get tired you can always find a creek to dip your feet in

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!

Beautiful carpets of spring wildflowers

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful place to be. My favorite place to be.

hiking
3 months ago

Well maintain. Easy hike.

Only problem was the dog poop other than that love this trail!

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.

Can’t wait for this trail to open back up in May!

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