Minnehaha Creek Trail

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Minnehaha Creek Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Minneapolis, Minnesota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles
167 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

trail running






wild flowers


5 days ago

Beautiful park with easy trails. Usually overcrowded on weekends.

15 days ago

The trail is beautiful and very green. It smells very fresh and the river that goes along the trail adds a very nice aesthetic affect. There are many places to take photos. There is a park prior to the trial that is very big and offers a great place to have a picnic. All in all, very highly recommend.

28 days ago

The steps are all still blocked off, so we only walked around the upper area. It's a beautiful scene though!

1 month ago

Very busy, but a nice easy hike with some good views.

1 month ago

Pretty views, but extremely busy at times.

2 months ago

It's so pleasant to hear the rushing water while you're walking!

2 months ago

Nice short loop.

6 months 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.

8 months ago

Very easy going and the view of the water was calming

8 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.

11 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 .

11 months ago

Easy and beautiful

11 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.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

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.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

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.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

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.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

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

Monday, September 05, 2016

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

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.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

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

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.

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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