Explore the most popular paddle sports 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
9 hours ago

Pleasant hike in the woods around swampy lakes and ponds. Trails are well-maintained and well-marked. Paved trails are intermittent in western side of park. Slight elevation changes. Park is in the suburbs near MSP so there is decent noise from the highways and airport.

hiking
14 hours ago

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

nature trips
17 hours ago

Took my 12yr and 9yr niece yesterday! We reached the top but I didn’t look at this app beforehand, I just went on a recommendation. Def have good hiking boots with ankle support and bring water and backpack to have your hands free, and bug spray they got bad as we were getting out. Fun hike!

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

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.

hiking
9 days ago

This is such a fun hike! Most of the trail is dirt. Tons of birds, frogs, trees, and flowers to look at. It's well located and doesn't feel like you're in the city at all. It was pretty well used on a Wednesday after work including a running club that I had to dodge (but they were very nice). The trail is very well marked and let's you add or subtract from your route to make it as long/short as you want.

Great trail loop! I have used it for runs before as well

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

This is a Workout! 1:30 out. 1:10 back. 6.3 miles of an obstacle course of rocks and roots.
Enjoying the summit with your family...priceless.
A nice place to enjoy snacks with a view.

walking
16 days ago

Nice paved path around the lake, perfect for a walk with the dog. The majority is tree-covered, which provides nice shade but may require bug spray depending on humidity, time of day, etc.

I loved the trails and bridges! The maps on the trails made it easy to navigate and the views were a great escape from the city life.

hiking
21 days ago

Second time here with a friend..... what can be said really? Great hike, beautiful views, wonderful northern MN hiking experience. Highly recommend

Love this trail. It's surrounded by trees and is very peaceful!

walking
23 days ago

Path is in very good shape. Reasonable traffic.

hiking
29 days ago

For the area, this is a nice, leisurely trail- our favorite in Glendalough State Park. In some spots, it could be marked better and it is expectedly buggy, but the lake is beautiful and there's hardly any traffic. Deer and other wildlife are plentiful!

As good as it gets this close to the city. Wonderful secluded trails with beautiful wildlife and a great gazebo for a mid hike water break.

The view of the sunset is amazing!

1 month ago

A great trail for walks in the hot weather with your dogs. Most of the trail is shade and is very easy. There are very nice wooden bridges around the lake in great condition to get you over the wet spots. There are a few benches to rest on along the way. We took the short trail and it was just over an hour with two small beagles in 88 degree weather. The trail is well marked at all the intersections and the signage in excellent condition. As always bring bug spray. We will be back soon to try the longer loop soon.

it's a great hike, but can definitely be busier near the lake if like me you like a less busy place to relax and watch wildlife.

road biking
1 month ago

Awesome trail for long training rides! I only have done 27 miles out from St Joseph. Occasionally a bumpy section... but overall very good.

1 month ago

Great trail with some variety in terrain, incline. Nice view of Jensen Lake—water lily blooms were ready to pop!

Fun hike, went with my parents and our dogs. Fairly easy trail for everyone. It took 2 hours to reach the summit, 1:45 to come back down (at mom's pace). Doable in 1:30 in and 1:30 out. Trail is well kept, downed logs were recently cleared.

It rained the night before so the bugs were very bad until we started accending. Make sure to bring bug spray. Was very cool out so there was lots of fog, so not much of a view at top for us. But it cleared a little on the decent so we got to see the summit as we rounded Whale Lake.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

We had a wonderful time on this hike with our son who got his 9th highpoint. My husband hiked this about 40 years ago so it was a trip down memory lane for him. I have been doing the stairs at work for 6 weeks as training for hiking and this was a pretty strenuous hike for me. It took us 4 1/2 hours with rain for the middle section. Lots of mosquitos and lots of rocks and boulders. The view was lovely at the top. My son who is in great shape rated this as easy. My husband who is in pretty good shape rated it moderate and for me in my late 50s it was moderately hard. There were about 20 or so other people on the trail some with young kids.It was a great way to spend the 4th of July.

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

Fantastic trail. very well taken care of.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

There are numerous trails for walking, a foot bridge that crosses over the Leaf River. There is an interesting section of one of the trails that goes over a swamp on sections of docking. There are signs along the trails that help identify the trees and signs that tell you about the many historic sites along the trails. The trails are all well kept up. Super park to take a hike!!

Love it! Beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail to take the kids

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