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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 trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 29 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Running River Waterfall Wild flowers No shade
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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.

Small grass parking lot. No other facilities

From I-90 and Highway 75 go North 5 miles. Turn West and go 3 miles. Turn right onto gravel road. Go 1 mile North to T. Turn West and go about 1/2 mile. Stop at the second parking/information Kiosk. Trail is on the South side of the road.

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Georgia "Mom" Harris
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No shade and little water in August if there’s no rain. But, lots of butterflies :-).

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Jake Fields
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Love this trail! This segment is only a mile long, but their are two other ones to hike as well, about the same distance. Beautiful prairie with skyline views. At the turnaround point is a small cascading waterfall very relaxing point for lunch and a drink. Plenty of meadow birds as well as riparian birds.

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Amy Swann
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A short level mowed trail. Full sun exposure which was fine on this spring day! The trail leads to a pretty little . I had fun scrambling around on the rocks and soaking my feet in the frigid water. It is tick season and I found a few.

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Power By Puppers
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Daniel Compton
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It was a mowed trail. Hit it close to sunset and it was very beautiful. We had great walk as family. Not a roaring falls but it was really nice! We saw the Aussie dog too, but didn’t get and escort. Very easy and pretty hike. Saw deer and pheasants.

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Susan McGowan
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Mowed prairie grass trail with a small "cascading" waterfall about half way through. Was led by a cute black and white Australian shepherd farm dog. Don't expect a lot but perhaps bring a journal and stop and enjoy the solitude for a moment.

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Nichole Cauwels
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easy to follow, good for any age, waterfall was nice at the end.

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Amber Warner
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peace and Solitude at the waterfall area. Go in the morning where you can handle the no shade hike and enjoy the waterfall area without too many bugs. Lots of birds singing

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Amanda Baumann
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Lots of ticks, trail is easy to follow. Grass is long on the trail and its hard to see holes in the ground. The waterfall is small, but decent.

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Pete Eaton
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Fun easy walk with our kids, 8 and 10. Lots is rock hopping. Mid April

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Brittany Stevenson
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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.

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Neil Christensen
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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

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Andrew Moore
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sara ott
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Jim Collins
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Jennifer Collins
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Stacie Lienemann
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Power By Puppers
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K .
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RUNK Potatoe User
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Barbara Stacey
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Heather O
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Harmony Libby
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Jenessa Gilles
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Neil Christensen
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