Explore the most popular Fishing trails in Minnesota with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
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muddy
snow
2 days ago

Beautiful but slightly lame as the areas I could really hit this time of year were mostly paved.

hiking
snow
23 days ago

walking
24 days ago

Nice path around lake with separate biking and walking paths. Always plowed in winter, so a nice place to walk when lots of snow. Busy on days with nice weather.

Easy with variety of views as you go around the lake and no ups and downs. We like it in summer with people who don’t like elevation. And it’s fun in winter but snowshoes are required.

I snowshoed bike trails. It is okay for a city spot but I much prefer not seeing neighborhoods and hearing people and traffic when I am trying to enjoy nature. Plus there was a fat bike event that wasn't posted so I eventually had to leave or get run over :)

Excellent paved walking trail. I live close by and go often. Great for children to ride bikes. Beautiful except there are no unbroken views of nature. Cluttered. Preservation of unbroken natural views is not taken into consideration when placing signage, art, benches (which often face ugly views) and other manmade features. The trees in this oak savanna are distressed and poorly managed. Buckthorn, an invasive species that engulfs and kills forests is poorly managed. Dogs are not allowed on the footbridge or the island but everyone takes them over there anyway. Dog poop is problem at this park and on the trail but nothing is being done about it.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Paved and kept clear of snow during winter. Sculptures. Enough activity to feel safe yet did not feel crowded. Variety open grassland, lake trail and woodland. Not so much hiking as much as walking trail.

Definitely a good winter trail. Easy, good workout and dog friendly

Great for birding!!

on Hidden Falls Trail

walking
4 months ago

Not much of a challenge. Ground, mostly level walking surface. Interesting views off trail near the river. Interior all trees. Some large downed trees across the path in several places to maneuver around/over/under.

Excellent escape into the wilds of northern Minnesota. Great campsites for small tents. I recommend a freestanding tent as some of the sites have little area to set spikes as they are located on rock facia. Bring good hiking shoes too as some of the portages can be rugged and mucky. Nothing more ironic than getting foot blisters on a canoe trip.

Good moderate hike.

hiking
5 months ago

As much as I enjoy this park for its bison conservation program and the new safari-style range tour, the trail system leaves something to be desired. It's cool to experience a restored prairie like this, but because of the parks relatively small size and lack of forest cover, you'd be hard-pressed to find a spot in the park that would disguise the surrounding farm silos and barns.

That said, the cart-in camping area is great, and is tucked back in a small wooded area near the river. We spend a night there in October and had the campground to ourselves.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail for day or weekend hike. Great rocky overlooks on both sides of angleworm lake. # of hikers can be moderate to heavy on early fall weekends to view beautiful fall colors.

Went on this trail in winter and was easy to navigate even with deepish snow.

It’s funny how oddly anti-climactic it is seeing the beginning of the Mississippi. But a BEAUTIFUL spot, nice easy hike. The park has lots of information about the river & the discovery of the headwaters at an info center at this trailhead.

nature trips
5 months ago

Beautiful fall path even saw some deer!

Rode the section from Waite Park to Collegeville yesterday. Very nice ride. Stopped at Bo Diddleys in St Joe for lunch. Delicious! Looking forward to doing it again when the fall colors pop.

backpacking
6 months ago

Great trail. Completed the loop counter-clockwise and camped for a night at the Whiskey Jack campsite. The trail was not very difficult to follow and was moderate to hard in difficulty. I will definitely hike this trail again.

Some of the best views of Lake and Wood scenery I have ever seen. The Norberg Lake Trail was fun easily accessible and the views were stunning.

road biking
6 months ago

I live near this trail and ride it most the year. The run from Albany to Blanchard Dam is the best. Albany to Freeport is the worst. There really isn't any challenges to the trail as a whole. It is all railroad grade except a 1/4 mile portion just North of Albany towards Holdingford. Well maintained with minimal traffic throughout most the trail.

Nice dirt trails with a light elevation gain as you head South. Wide paths and no roots with a nice view of the ponds, rivers and a creek. Lots of birds too, spotted an Osprey, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, and many other species on my run.

THIS TRAIL DOESN'T EXIST. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!!

I went for a walk! I enjoyed it! Would go back, it was just lackluster because the farmland around it.

walking
7 months ago

I was pleasantly surprised with this trail! Had just a lovely time with my pup. There are some really neat sculptures throughout the loop. There are also little off-shoot paths that go deeper into the woods and I had fun exploring those too. Overall very happy I went and can’t wait to go back!

walking
7 months ago

went with my family, was a nice surprise to see sculptures throughout the park. we had a great time. family friendly and very pet friendly!

road biking
7 months ago

Avon to Melrose is a nice relaxing ride. a few bumps that should be repaired. Big plus is its quite and few others to contend with.

This isn’t really a trail. It follows, sort of, the frisbee golf course. Don’t get me wrong, if you are there to play frisbee golf it is a quite beautiful course. If you are there to swim, really nice too. It is just this hike that isn’t really a hike that I am rating 1 Star.

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