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
bugs
over grown
4 days ago

If you don’t mind bushwhacking through alder brush and fighting bugs, this is a beautiful north woods trail. Several beaver bogs made for some extremely wet boots, but that’s Minnesota!

hiking
5 days ago

Nice trail. In good shape. Easy workout. Didn't see to many people despite being a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

hiking
muddy
rocky
7 days ago

Great hike but bring good shoes! Lots of rocks and small curves all around

This trail is very well kept. I took my six year old dog on this loop and it was fairly easy for her. We did it in the evening and it look less then 2 hours with picture and water break stops. The only issues I had were all the mosquitoes but we’ve hiked in worse.

trail running
9 days ago

This is a nice trail but needs A LOT better markings. When running, it’s nearly impossible to follow the route highlighted on this app without needing the map open the entire time to lead you in the right direction. The trail splinters off so frequently in multiple directions it sucks to run this. Only do this trail if you know it firsthand or are walking.

hiking
bugs
15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

this was awesome! so many different trails. I do recommend some bug spray, especially this time of year, and some sunscreen. I went in the mid-morning and it was a bit crowded at first, but the farther out you go, the less people there are. overall a great place for any level.

hiking
15 days ago

I can see why this trail is rated as hard. The trail is one of the most rugged I have hiked to date, very rocky and full of roots, but still a great hike! There is no signage anywhere but it is relatively easy to find and follow the trail. There are a few forks in the road which I believe mostly just go in and out to the lakes. I did the loop with my dog with one in and out to the lake for a swim and the total round trip for us was just over 14 miles with lots of beautiful lake views!

I enjoyed this walk. Very peaceful, lots to see, and very quiet. I would go back to this place for peace and quiet!:)

mountain biking
16 days ago

1) How come I've never been here before, 2) Holy crap is this a great trail, 3) I can't feel my legs.

hiking
16 days ago

Scenic trail with a few small hills. Love the location!

Enjoyable hike for a partial day trip, but nothing spectacular. Easy overall minus many stairs briefly on the railroad part of the loop. Pretty scenery although a short stretch that goes right next to a freeway distracts from it. Well maintained.

The trail starts with a magnificent waterfall then a wonderful blacktop trail that did not agree with Altrails. Additionally, there were several off-shoot trails if you wanted to go exploring down by the river. And that's is what makes this trail exceptional and a lot of fun. You can push someone in a wheel chair, or you can go off trail for some hard trails down to the river. I took a star off because Altrails wasn't accurate on the main, (blacktop). But rest assured you won't get lost

hiking
21 days ago

It was frog day! We saw hundreds of frogs during the first 1/2 of the hike

hiking
21 days ago

Very easy trail but A LOT of people. Not suited for ADA as there are parts of it that loops into the woods and require walking over roots. Cute small beach where kids can play. Waterfall is beautiful....but be prepared for a lot of people gathering for photos.

This is a very nice trail with a beautiful waterfall that’s a must see. Definitely a popular destination so not many quiet places if your looking for a quiet trail. But if your okay with the crowds when you go you’ll enjoy yourself.

hiking
27 days ago

Wonderful shady trail hugging lakes and pond with water lilies! Loved it!

This is a quiet, peaceful, and wide gravel trail. It is great for running. It is partially shaded with great views!

Great trail, a lot of scenic points and overlooks. Be prepared for stair climbing and it is very busy on the weekend!

Went on a Sunday night at 8:30, not too busy, great night, falls are worth it, 9 year old son loved it as did our pup.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it! Great 5 mile loop with well marked trails that were in good condition. Relatively flat with a few hills. Dog friendly.

road biking
1 month ago

protected trail.

Great trail lots of variety and far as things to look at while hiking. We actually completed multiple hikes at this location. We began with the sandstone cliffs then went to the railroad trail, traversed the glacial Potholes Area and returned to our car via the river trail. It was about 3.5 miles total. We missed the lower lookout point on the cliffs trail. Overall an excellent trail with multiple points of interest. The hike itself was is a bit strenuous at the start because we started with the sandstone cliffs. That is really the only difficult part of the trail- lots of stairs to climb. The gorge is beautiful as is the river. The pots are also very interesting. I’d like to travel across the river and check on the WI side.My only complaint on this hike was the road noise.

hiking
1 month ago

This is my go to for a good trail run. Beautiful scenery and just far enough from the cities. Lots of elevation changes and wildlife. Great spot for a hike or run!

hiking
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

Low trafficked trail. Overgrown in parts but very green, ferns were hip length and always worth an adventure in the woods. Bug spray is a must! Horseflies were relentless

hiking
muddy
over grown
2 months ago

This trail is beautiful no matter what time of year you hike it. The bugs can get a little heavy but that's Minnesota for ya.

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