Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Trails Loop

MODERATE 44 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, and camping 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

camping

hiking

walking

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
16 days ago

20 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome place to hike. Little muddy today because of recent rain. The Falls are beautiful and the ferns are everywhere. Beautiful park!!

2 months ago

Great trails, well marked. Love the waterfall.

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hiking
5 months ago

Great trails to bring your K9's on. The scenery doesn't change much but it is pretty to be in those old trees. Summer and fall have much more to look at. I usually go here for a weekend hike when the dog parks are over crowded. Still see a lot of people but there is space to spread out on the trails. Nice wide paths.

6 months ago

Can be really muddy but other than that the family and I love it!!! Only 40min from Rochester

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6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike any time of the year!

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