Winchell Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Winchell Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Minneapolis, Minnesota that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
501 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

historic site

Hiked the full Winchell Trail, from the monument all the way to the Midtown Greenway. Lots of cool things to see along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

This is an amazing trail that offers a rustic hiking experience in the middle of the city. Along the way there are scenic overlooks, secluded beaches, waterfalls (well, glorified stormwater outfalls, really), and some cool old WPA-era infrastructure. There's a main path that is partially paved; there are also multiple dirt side trails if you want something more challenging or that hugs a little closer to the shoreline. It connects at various points with West River Parkway Trail, so you can make it as short or long as you want.

hiking
Thursday, August 11, 2016