Explore the most popular Local Parks 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.

road biking
3 days ago

Gorgeous!

road biking
3 days ago

Can be lots of traffic the weekends.

Love coming here in every season.

It's so pleasant to hear the rushing water while you're walking!

Nice short loop.

Can’t wait for this trail to open back up in May!

Absolutely love this trail. It’s definitely a hidden gem in Elk River.

not to be trusted,,, people lurking,, wanting to reach out and grab,,, especially children,,, sickning !!!

trail running
21 days ago

My favorite place

Have hiked it in all seasons. Good place to train for an off road trail race. Lots of families near the nature center during the day, but the trail is pretty empty of people around sundown. Seen wild deer and turkeys.

walking
24 days ago

Mostly paved even terrain on this loop. Picturesque row of pines.

This is one of my favorite trails. It is very peaceful and serene. Good for all skill levels and something for everyone. You are surrounded by nature and wildlife with the options of different paths.

It was winter so some melted snow was a damper but lovely paved trail for winter dog walking.

Nice quiet trail with a great view of the river valley

We love Wood Lake! The boardwalk is a highlight, as are the great horned owl who live in the park. Very easy walking trails, but awesome to have access to in the city.

probably the best and one of the busiest now trails in the Twin Cities if you go here after work on a weekday there's a lot of bikers the path is fairly new in great shape and has spectacular views of the Mississippi River in St Paul at sunset

Nice little suburban trail - very underused but kept up nicely. On a few spots you can see a road or some houses, but for the most part it is private and has lots of different types of trees and scenery. Almost makes you forget you are in a city. The loops are broken up into 3 trails so you can mix and match depending on how long you want to hike or how much time you have. There is a park at the trailhead with parking and portable stalls. My kids enjoy this one, pretty relaxing hike. Good spot to see some wildlife. Occasionally you will see some bikers on the trail but everyone has been respectful. I have gone back a few times, it's a nice little hike.

The trail is used just enough so the snow isn't so bad. Wish that portion along the roads was better.

walking
2 months ago

Being local, we use this trail quite frequently for just going on nice walks. There are many places to stop and rest, and some little shelter cabin type buildings to take shelter in if you are lucky enough to be near one if weather turns. Trail is maintained well. May see all kinds of wildlife and livestock. No predator animals to be weary of. This is not Grizzly country, and black bears are Extremely rare, but are spotted once in a blue moon. Highly recommend. Lanesboro has many places to visit also, everybody is friendly. Also do the trail to Rushford from Lanesboro. Old Barn Resort is a nice place to stop to eat on the trail.

The bridge is out near Jab Farm. We hiked 4+ miles in the snow only to have to turn around and double back so close to the end. Made for an unexpected long day. Crossing the river in the winter would have been a bad idea. This information should be posted at the trailhead. The trail itself is nice and the area is remote and lovely.

Had an amazingly beautiful ski today. Trail was groomed perfectly after our big snow.

walking
3 months ago

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

walking
3 months 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.

4 months 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 .....

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail!!

Love this park! lots of paved and grassy trails to use!

Check out
11/1/2017 18:21

Really nice trail. Signs can be confusing for some of us! Different length loops in Park. Pretty consistently hilly compared to most Minneapolis trails,but not too difficult. Nice change!

Great trail for biking, walkers have their own trail. Do this when I’m short on time and want to get an exercise ride in!

hiking
5 months ago

Great dirt paths with challenging elevation changes. Various trails within the park allow hikers to select unique elevation and length goals.

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