Great River Bluffs State Park Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Great River Bluffs State Park Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Winona, Minnesota that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 months ago

Great view of the bluff. Hike to the outlook was mediocre.

hiking
11 months ago

This was a well-maintained trail with great markers. Both the skiing trails and the hiking predominately trails were clear and appropriately challenging. The bluffs and overlooks were absolutely gorgeous. My only problem was that I can't tell if I ever did find the East Overlook. Over where the camping sites are located, the markers are not nearly as good as the rest of the trail. Also, the "shelter" that is marked on the map is little more than a lean-to that was not well-maintained as compared to the rest of the other locations. It is also right next to a lot of signs that say "no trespassing".
The fall colors were just starting to appear, and this made the overlooks like absolutely gorgeous. The prairies were already turning reddish. Also, with it being officially fall now, there are very few bugs out.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Beautiful scenery, well marked trails for the most part. Geodes! and warm bluffs to rest on. Hope to go back to camp sometime, nice looking camp grounds.

hiking
Friday, July 24, 2015

camping
Thursday, July 23, 2015

hiking
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Great well maintained trails with 4 beautiful overlooks.
There were deer squirrels chipmunks rabbits along the way. The weather was warm and sunny but the trails were under a nice canopy.

hiking
Thursday, July 09, 2015

Came out here to do some hiking and find the geocaches in the area. beautiful scenery with easy trails that everybody can enjoy. Well maintained.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

hiking
Saturday, March 28, 2015

hiking
Sunday, September 14, 2014

hiking
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Awesome trails with great views of the Mississippi River Valley and of Queen's Bluff (have yet to hike up that). The King's Bluff Trail has an AMAZING meadow of prairie flowers and butterflies! It is so relaxing and beautiful and the hike is not difficult. If, when leaving the park, you want to turn North, there is a back road that goes to Pickwick Mill, Pickwick, MN. The drive is PERFECT and the Mill has a waterfall and some cool history.

hiking
Friday, March 29, 2013

Awesome river valley views but also some very quiet meadow/forest trails. My Grandfather once farmed this land. If you look carefully you'll find some very old foundations from the homestead.

hiking
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The hiking trails were very easy with incredible views. We only went for the day to do some hiking, but will definitely come back to try out the campground. We hiked about 4 miles of the trails with three children ages 9, 7 and 4 and found the trails well maintained and easy to hike.