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Short hike, with beautiful up close view of the falls. Great place to visit in either winter or summertime!

It’s about 7 miles round trip. Took us about 4 hours with breaks. It’s a very rocky trail but it’s worth it for those views.

We loved it! Nice picnic area, swimming beach and ranger station.

Beautiful woody park in Mankato, MN. Lots of trails.

Went from co rd 50 into Shingobee Rec area and back. Great trail! Clean and not overgrown but small enough and still gives that natural feeling. Bugs weren’t bad (middle August). Never saw another person.

lots of rocks path was overgrown but still a good time

lower part trail is a little slippery.

walking
2 days 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!

nice walk with the

No dogs allowed on unpaved trails. Otherwise it is a decent walk.

great trail for walking with our dog. also good for biking.

road biking
3 days 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.

fairly easy loop trail. Many intertwined mountain bike and ski trails so know which one you are on.

it was a bit busy for our liking but still a wonderful time

Great hike today with my sister and daughter. Perfect conditions: dry, cool sunshine with a breeze. Great views of Superior as well as Bean and Bear Lakes. Very enjoyable hike, will do it again! Would love to do it in the fall when the hardwoods are at their prime.

Some steep terrain but mostly moderate. Great views of Lake Superior at multiple points towards the beginning. Even better views on the scenic overlook spur, you can see Isle Royale on a clear day. The falls themselves are a good spot to stop for lunch, keep your eye out for boundary markers on the rock out croppings. The sign at the beginning of the trail advises against going in the water due to leeches and giardia which was unfortunate.

The trail is much longer than stated and is not accurate to the map online. The trail is around 6 miles long due to modifications to the trail.

part of the trails are not paved.

Great trail! We brought our dog and she loved it. Fairly shaded with tree cover. Beautiful scenic areas. Highly recommend

A nice and scenic quick loop. Good for after work hike/run.

Usually clean and well-maintained. Watch out for the d*** Segways.

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.

My favorite is early spring when falls are mostly still frozen to late spring with lots of wildflowers. muddy in spring past the falls but great for kids.

One of the best in the area.

It was okay had some cliffs but mostly flat land

trail running
6 days ago

Open today, August 13. It is a flat, shaded trail—nice on a hot day like today. You can add on miles by running from Minnehaha Falls area, Minnehaha Creek, etc.

mountain biking
6 days ago

This trail is nice and smooth. If you want some fun mountain biking, get off the paved path and cycle it out to the overlook on Upper Triangle! Fun trail and great view.

trail running
7 days ago

Simple Trail, Paved just a nice walk or Jog around the lake . Can get pretty crowded and parking can get a little ruff. Overall Nice trail!

This trail offers great views of the lake and bay. We hiked in August and overgrown vegetation was on parts of the trail. Bring bug spray!

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