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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?

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!

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 :)!

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.

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

So many memories! Did the whole thing

road biking
1 month ago

Also fun to hike in winter.

Great time but could have the trails marked better so you didn’t have to keep asking people where to go.

hiking
1 month ago

pleasant trail. lots of other hikers and bikers, but everyone was friendly. we also saw lots of wildlife (variety of different birds, butterflies, and frogs) some segments are not passable due to flooding.

Trails aren’t marked well and the prairie loop trail wasn’t prairie grass but mowed weeds!!! Worst place to hike and see nature, sure not worth the $5 entrance fee!!!

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

Clean. Beautiful views

trail running
2 months ago

several options to run. if you run West of 35W it is pretty flat. if you run east of 35W it is flat if you keep close to the river or more hilly if you keep to the north. I enjoy nice quiet runs down there, there are bikes sharing the trail but overall a nice comradery amongst people who enjoy the great outdoors.

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.

on Crosby Farm Park

2 months ago

a nice, relaxing, extremely easy walk. all flat, shaded, part of it is along the river so you may see eagles or other interesting birds. can get muddy and buggy but it's not uncomfortable.

road biking
2 months ago

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

Trail is well maintained and even lit in most places. The Pros: the lock bridge is a must see. The rapids are gorgeous and the locks placed on the fence is sentimental. The Ruins are also a must see. The ruins are a bit off the beaten path shortly after the bridge but not difficult to find. The rest of the trail was just ok. Nothing super fancy or truly scenic. I'd recommend playing disc golf on the way. The course is gorgeous! Biking would be amazing.

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.

Much Paved and mostly flat from entrance off Shephard road. There are wooded path options and paths that lead back to the river - good to go exploring.

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

Good trail close to home in Eden Prairie.

Very pleasant place to walk. Mostly flat with lots of wildflowers and beautiful cool shade in spring and summer. Several trails within the park. Two lakes and the river to enjoy, plus a small boardwalk over a marsh. Land and water birds and occasional turtles and harmless snakes.

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.

walking
3 months ago

Half gorgeous, half blah. I did the short loop due to bad knees. It was nice and flat. I headed west out of parking lot by 35W, boring next to freeway and by townhomes, but it’s a brown time of year. Pleasant surprise second half of trail!!

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