Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Trails Loop

MODERATE 57 reviews

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Trails Loop is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nerstrand, Minnesota that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and birding and is best used from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
761 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

walking

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 hour ago

Nice hike, the portion south of the road was pretty wet yesterday.

hiking
7 days ago

Very good park, very good trail. I love the waterfall after heavy rains. Fall is a great time to go here.

11 days ago

Great Hike

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1 month ago

Great day hike, many small trails to make it as short or long as you want. After hiking most of the quiet park, my pup and I hiked up the stream from the falls a few miles and that was my favorite part. I went barefoot, but next time I will bring my Chacos - it was pretty rocky :)

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2 months ago

This offers different hikes of varying length so you can choose your own adventure. Don't forget mosquito repellent!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Grew up in SE PA and l love closed-canopy deciduous forests. This is a lovely park and an easy but fun hike. Waterfall is lovely and you'll see lots of deer, forest birds, mature trees, and woodland plants.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Easy trail for hiking. Fully shaded and very relaxing.
Waterfall was quite pleasant.
Spotted 3 deers on the trail. Enjoyed!!

hiking
4 months ago

Fairly easy trail for hiking. Literally 100% tree covered, so if it's large trees and shaded canopy you're looking for, this is a good hike. Not much else to view other than the waterfall. Basically saw zero wildlife, but it was a hot day (92 degrees) so maybe they were laying low. About 8 miles