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

hiking
19 days ago

Go in the morning to avoid crowds.

Super nice hike with a lot of lush green tall trees, on the Mississippi River with a sparkling refreshing waterfall! The food stop “Se salt” had amazing seafood!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail with good paths. Start at the falls and stroll to the Mississippi. A nice walk.

walking
1 month ago

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

Beautiful scenery. Paved path options. The floating wood path over the water is a little weird at first, but pretty cool.

Fun, easy, good for kids and dogs. Beautiful views of Minnehaha Falls.

Beautiful, quiet. A nice retreat from nearby Calhoun trail. Sometimes live music. Clean paved trail with moderate amounts of tree coverage. You forget you are in the city.

Great trail! Paved with lots of walkers, bikers, and skaters. Fairly well lite. Some parts of the trail are in rough neighborhoods. Great commuter trail as it’s easy to access and travels through many places.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful, relaxing

walking
2 months ago

This is a fun place to go viewing with friends and family members. If you go on the trail below the falls, there is a nice trail with wooden walkways over the marshy parts. The trail is quite easy, but the rolling falls and the river is beautiful for the entire hike.

Great Trail! Recommend to ware decent shoes as some area's are a bit ruff due to rain.

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful trail with many amazing ohhh-ahhh moments along the way.

Love it! Beautiful!

hiking
3 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.

Beautiful park with easy trails. Usually overcrowded on weekends.

The trail is beautiful and very green. It smells very fresh and the river that goes along the trail adds a very nice aesthetic affect. There are many places to take photos. There is a park prior to the trial that is very big and offers a great place to have a picnic. All in all, very highly recommend.

road biking
3 months ago

Easy peasy, just avoid the crowds of the weekend and holidays. Great cross town connector.

The steps are all still blocked off, so we only walked around the upper area. It's a beautiful scene though!

Very busy, but a nice easy hike with some good views.

Pretty views, but extremely busy at times.

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

Nice short loop.

walking
9 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.

You ride along Minnehaha Creek,it’s very pretty.

walking
11 months ago

Nice views and great place for running/walking.

hiking
11 months ago

Very easy going and the view of the water was calming

hiking
11 months ago

Kids (5, 8, 13) loved this trail! Not too hard for the little guys, but long enough to wear them out ;) Well-maintained, lots of benches for resting, trash cans along the trail.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Several hiking/snowshoeing trails that are unpaved. They are really well maintained and offers beautiful sights.

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Very nice trail w/ falls, creek along the trail & you hear sound of gushing waters, went on a hot & humid day & saw lots of children dipping in d creek having fun overall it's a good experience w/ family the only thing is it's crowded esp if it's good weather .

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Easy and beautiful

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