Whitewater State Park Dakota Trails Loop

MODERATE 34 reviews
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Whitewater State Park Dakota Trails Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Altura, Minnesota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

scenic driving

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The blufflands of southeastern Minnesota are are well represented by Whitewater State Park with its dolomite cliffs, trout streams, and hardwood forests.

trail running
2 days ago

Coyote Point was a great hike with SPECTACULAR views!!

trail running
19 days ago

Used to live along the Appalachian mountains, jogging here makes me feel like there's some elevation still in the Minnesota area. Some technical sections, but overall can get some nice hill repeats in. Beautiful views.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a great experience! My dad and I walked every trail with my dog in only a few days! When we were there mid July and the mosquitoes were very mild. If you love going off trail on more of a rugged terrain, this is for you. Many cliffs to look over, and beautiful tree line landscape. I also highly recommend seeing the Elba Fire Tower! A lot of stairs but the view is worth it!

6 months ago

Very impressed! Fun and technical for this newby trail runner. Lots of spectacular views.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful moderate hike. Great one to bring the dog with for. From the Gift shop go up many steep stairs, but... once you get to the top it's totally worth the view and gets much easier.

hiking
7 months ago

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hiking
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hiking
9 months ago

The best hike I've done thus far! Loved every peak, loved the lack of mosquitos, loved everything!

hiking
10 months ago

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hiking
11 months ago

camping
11 months ago

Great place to camp. No mosquitos due to the bats that live in the bluffs. Make reservations early to get a good spot.

camping
11 months ago

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Great place to camp and hike, call in advance for camping spot!!!

birding
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Like the trails, like the hike and scenery. Just beautiful.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

hiking
Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015