Minneopa State Park Loop

EASY 19 reviews
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Minneopa State Park Loop is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mankato, Minnesota that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
9 days ago

The big loop around the Bison enclosure is what I’m imagining this is talking about. We started out trek at the campground. We followed the hiking club trail and both forks of it were blocked by an overflowing body of water (it rained heavily that morning). Seeing the Bison up close and personal more than made up for the lack of ability to complete the loop.

27 days ago

We passed the “bottom” part of the falls and saw that the trail from parking —> falls on the left was “ closed”. Falls were beautiful, took our obligatory photos and went up the stairs. Trail to the right was closed— trail to the left (rough, earthy, unpaved) had no sign indicating so— so we went for it.

If I am commenting on the proper trail— this part was AWESOME for a beginner hiker trying to test their limits. Two trails alongside the cliff of the creek— we took the higher road. Immersed in nature- went to the end of the park where the main road made itself present and turned around. Tried to take a different trail on the way back & it soon became covered in leaves. Wet mud underneath. We slipped and we crawled and we made our way back feeling accomplished and invigorated. Will definitely be back with more supplies and sturdier sticks for stabbing the mud to pull ourselves up the hillside.

1 month ago

Only a one star so I can mark that it has been closed as of March 18 due to erosion issues. Per the park website.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful scenery, great for an easy day out or taking the family somewhere!

walking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sweet waterfall, pretty area, trails are short

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Short trails with tons of mosquitoes

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Short trails. Eh.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Friday, September 02, 2016

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Monday, June 06, 2016

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Friday, November 27, 2015

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