Prairie Waterfall at Touch the Sky Prairie is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jasper, Minnesota that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October.
This is a beautiful trail with many kinds of wildflowers along a sleepy creek that leads to a very secluded waterfall. The narrow creek and Quartzite rock make this a rock hopper's dream to get to the other side to investigate the view from a different angle. A short easy hike that leads to a secluded waterfall cascading over quartzite rock make this a great hike. The native grasses and wildflower help to keep your mind busy making the hike seem shorter. At less than a mile with very little elevation change it's a hike most everyone can enjoy.
Fun easy walk with our kids, 8 and 10. Lots is rock hopping. Mid April
The trail looked promising and we were able to take a lot of nice bird pictures in the Prarie leading up to the trail head. We were unable to go down the trail (June 12, 2016) because within 5 minutes of getting out of the car 2 of the 4 people in my party had ticks on their legs. We would try this trail again outside of tick season.
This short trail is now one of my local favorites. Very low effort to get to the reward of a tranquil setting of the waterfalls. On the way a very wide variety of wildflowers will be your companions. @backpackerneil