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hiking
7 hours ago

This was an awesome hike for winter, if you walked inside the actual gorge. The river is mostly frozen over and provides a completely different kind of hike. It wasn’t a hard hike, but wasn’t for the faint of heart as sometimes as you could see the water flowing under the ice. Wearing ice cleats helped a lot too.

We went snowshoeing (you can also hike or cc ski) through the Ogantz trail in Jay Cooke state park. Most of the trail went along the river with some beautiful overlooks while the last of the loop went through the rolling woods. Trail varied from easy to moderate.

walking
19 days ago

Very serene and relaxing walking trails that meander through woods and prairies. Also, has a nice lake. Great place to contemplate and meditate.

hiking
20 days ago

Very nice urban (small town) trail. Dog friendly. I have hiked often in spring summer fall and XC skied in winter. It is a GREAT trail-running trail. Also allows MTBs. Never did that there but many do.

Mostly prairie with some hardwood forest. Nice overlooks of Red Wing. This is NOT wilderness. Easy access from town. Free parking no user fee required.

Recommendation: it’s about one hour from Twin Cities right in Red Wing so easy for one day get away... short drive, nice run or bike, then lots of options afterward in town for pub grub before returning home. Or picnic right at trail head (Memorial Park). Fun one-day get-away possibilities.

hiking
21 days ago

Great hike. Some steep ups and downs, but you're rewarded with nice overlooks.

Great hike for kids. Nice flat trail. Pretty views along the river. We hiked it Black Friday this year.

The bridge is out indefinitely while the SHTA raises funds to build a new bridge. This is still true as of December 2017. Check for updates on shta.org.

walking
27 days ago

This is an easy loop for sure. It's great when there's lots of water in Minnehaha creek as the falls are impressive then. I've only seen it then in photos, not in person. You walk to the end where the confluence of the creek meets the mighty Mississippi. The day I was there the flow was pretty low over the falls. But it was a nice walk in the fall and worth doing.

30 days ago

great ride, rode in the fall, however the walnuts played hell on the trail as we were riding trikes..... should have a sidewalk sweeper .....

Peaceful, beautiful, lots of wildlife, and great in every season. I rarely see another human while I am there, and I love that!

Nice simple hike through the woods. You’re better off entering from the East then hiking in from a parking spot then going clockwise around the lake. Look to follow the animal trails. Some billy goating closer to the water is necessary to avoid thorns which are also closer to the water. Beautiful pines everywhere!

I love this hike! It is a beautiful place. one does need to be careful for slippery rocks in places. I grew up hiking here when I was younger and just visited again this year.

Hiked this last week, it was great. Saw 12 deer and 20 turkeys. the whole loop is closer to 5 miles according to my Fitbit.

Easy, quiet ride. Trail is paved and not yet a year old.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Not fun for mountain biking. Not bad if a hiker though

Loved this trail. It offered many different types of scenery and reward you with wonderful views after a great workout.

Nice for a leisurely walk/hike. Perfect for winter hiking because it is a flat wide trail !

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