St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail and Pillsbury Islands

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

St. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail and Pillsbury Islands is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Minneapolis, Minnesota that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.7 miElevation gain95 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlife
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Getting There

Picnic tables and bandstand are available.

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, (612)230-6400 - www.minneapolisparks.org

By Car: From Minneapolis take West River Parkway to Mill Ruins Park at the intersection of Portland Avenue. Parking is under the bridge in the park. By Bus: Bus route 22H stops at 5th Avenue and Washington Avenue.

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Carrie Carlson
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Hiking

Nice walk. Paved trails.

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Aundrea Billings
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Hiking

Super busy walk in the city but great views!

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Brielle Bee
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Walking

Amazing landscape view of the Minneapolis skyline, as well as a beautiful view of St. Anthony Falls.

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Turner Gunderson
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Hiking

A gorgeous walk over the river, with an excellent offshoot to the lower trail on the bluffs. An iconic hike in Minneapolis!

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tyler provolt
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Savannah Dahlstrom
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Madeline MacLean
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tyler provolt
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DAVID HALL
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Paul Jude
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Paul Jude
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Adam Maltese
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Hiking

It was nice and essentially a DIY route. Busy for a cloudy cold morning.

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Paul Jude
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tyler provolt
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tyler provolt
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Josh Rosenberg
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Paul Jude
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Paul Jude
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Paul Jude
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Paul Jude
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Todd Westby
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Ben Hoese
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Paul Jude
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Paul Jude
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Paul Jude
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Paul Jude
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Nathan Maul
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Absolutely gorgeous. Took Central Ave all the way to downtown Minneapolis, then onto the Heritage Trail. I went over the Mississippi River on a bridge, which then took me to a beautiful, brick-roaded neighborhood with breweries and a hip old movie theatre. Then I went down to the river to skip rocks overlooking the skyline. I listened to Bill Simmons talk about 2010’s “The Decision” by LeBron James. Then I listened to The Strokes. I fell in love with the Twin Cities on this bike ride

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Hayley Krumwiede
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Road biking

Beautiful day today. 77° and sunny. Henry and I went all over the place and enjoyed the sunshine.

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elizabeth Ivory
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Walking

it was a pretty trail, more a walk than a hike but I added the lower trail and got some nice views!

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Emma Funk
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Hiking

Running is hard

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