walking
1 month ago

This is an easy loop for sure. It's great when there's lots of water in Minnehaha creek as the falls are impressive then. I've only seen it then in photos, not in person. You walk to the end where the confluence of the creek meets the mighty Mississippi. The day I was there the flow was pretty low over the falls. But it was a nice walk in the fall and worth doing.

Very easy going and the view of the water was calming

hiking
4 months ago

Kids (5, 8, 13) loved this trail! Not too hard for the little guys, but long enough to wear them out ;) Well-maintained, lots of benches for resting, trash cans along the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice trail w/ falls, creek along the trail & you hear sound of gushing waters, went on a hot & humid day & saw lots of children dipping in d creek having fun overall it's a good experience w/ family the only thing is it's crowded esp if it's good weather .

hiking
7 months ago

Easy and beautiful

hiking
7 months ago

This is one of my favorites to do with or without kids. It's an easy loop with lots of views of the creek and eventually the Mississippi. The only downside is it's often crowded. But worth the walk anyway. Falls are beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

I love this trail. You get river shore, waterfalls, a restaurant, historical sites - it literally has everything. If you're tempted to turn around at the gum tree, don't! Only downfall of this park is how popular it is at ALL times of the day and week/weekend.

Great escape from the city-life. Lots of dog watching. But can get very crowded.

I absolutely love this trail... it does get crowded sometimes, but with a 50 foot waterfall heading the trail, it is definitely a good visit. I bring visiting family here all the time.

on Minnehaha Creek Trail

walking
11 months ago

Crowded with a bunch of hooligan teenagers.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Great hiking trail for walking or running possibly an eagle sighting, clean and open, best time to go is in the fall or winter and if you go during the winter, you can walk behind the waterfall, definitely worth the time.

on Minnehaha Creek Trail

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Really great Trail in which the river leads you to the Mississippi River. Really forresty and green. All flat Trail.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Great trail. Came after a heavy rain and the falls and trail along the river were amazing.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Beautiful sights, challenging stair climbing and great walking areas.

This is a very busy place. Go early in the AM and enjoy a little more privacy. Bring the kiddo's as they will love walking through the water on the hike.

hiking
Thursday, January 07, 2016

Beautiful and relaxing winter hike - loved the ice sculpture surrounding the falls

hiking
Monday, June 08, 2015

Crowded on nice days and urban. Graffiti along parts of the walk near the falls. The falls themselves are beautiful.

cross country skiing
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It is beautiful waterfall and great trail but you don't want to be there on warm days because everyone will want to be there.

hiking
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Minnehaha Falls area is a very popular spot that is usually quite crowded. It's has a nice trail and a beautiful waterfall that you can climb behind (not advised but hey). If it freezes during the winter, it is beautiful and bright blue. Even Andrew Zimmern was there to check it out!

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