Pipestone National Monument Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Pipestone National Monument Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pipestone, Minnesota that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles
52 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly







wild flowers

historic site

The circle trail is a .75 mile paved loop trail located at the Pipestone National Mon. in Minnesota. The trail is used for hiking and is accessible year-round. On the hike you view a remnant of a tall grass priarie, the working pipestone quarry, a scenic waterfall and nice rock formations.

5 months ago

It was a cold day for me but it's a easy walk. Great views of the structures and a waterfall. Grab a little brochure that tells you a bit about each stop. Great for historical learning.

5 months ago

Easy hike, interesting geology and history. Didn’t spend a whole lot of time as it was 13 degree wind chill!

6 months ago

Very beautiful trail. There is a fee of $7 per person.

9 months ago

Quite easy trail

Saturday, April 08, 2017

It's was a good little walk! It's paved sidewalks, very kid friendly! I would suggest doing it in the fall, when the leaves are changing colors!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Beautiful scenary and definately worth the drive out to check it out. The trail was closed across the waterfall, so that made the trail twice as long by the time we circled back and did the other side.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Pipestone National Mon. is a great site to visit to understand our native american heritage. The site has a great visitior center with a superb introductory film, nice indian artifacts. The short paved trail leads to the working pipestone quarry and a neat special scenic area with a waterfall and nice rock formations, and restored prairie. The trails is not fully wheelchair accessible, but, one in a wheel chair can do the trail with some assistance. Well worth the trip. Their is an entry fee, but worth it.

7 months ago