Explore the most popular views 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.

21 hours ago

Enjoyable hike. Hiked 4.5 miles with my dog. Trail is mostly a horse trail. So dogs can't use it. Not sure what policy is when trail is closed to horses. Will be messy when snow melts so suggest doing it before spring thaw. Saw two bald eagle. Would suggest going in on Grimm road and using parking access there because of paved parking. For this trail follow the Kings trail signs. Sure it would be beautiful in spring and summer also. But remember dogs are not allowed on horse trails. Great overviews and a few picnic tables on trail. Will be going on my do again list. ALWAYS WALKABOUT!!!

Metal cleats made the hike an awesome day

Nice, easy trail. We seen a lot of wildlife. The turkeys were in the tree's. We also seen eagles and deer.

loved the scenery, beautiful landscape, and alot of fun. they also have a natural spring fountain to drink from

Has some nice jumps, very fun trails. Bathrooms, water bottle fill up, rest area, & a practice trail loop(just so you can see if you can handel the difficult trails) all by the parkinglot of this trail!

Nice quiet trail with a great view of the river valley

Beautiful hike, lots of mushrooms in the fall. Great views!

Incredible hike but I wouldn't classify it as easy, definitely more in the moderate range. Lots of hills and climbs, very rocky paths. Our kids had no issues and we all enjoyed it, but it was definitely an adventure. Amazing scenery and nature.

Sweet waterfalls, lots of stairs! Worth the hike

Got in the fall at sunrise or sunset... beautiful

Great any time of year. MicroSpikes can be a big help in certain spots in winter.

Awesome hike. Trail for the most part is well maintained. Gets hard to follow when you first get to Whale Lake, but just keep going straight. You'll feel the last 1/2 mile in your legs but easily doable. Finished roundtrip in just about 3 hours.

Fun, quick, scenic

great ski trail and race course.

1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful fall day, overcast, 50 degrees. A number of muddy spots to step through or step around. Lots of rocks and tree roots to deal with. One water crossing to be made, guaranteed to get your feet wet. Five hour round trip for two 65 year-olds including a half hour lunch at the top.

Love this place! Had a great time with my kid here. Be a responsible parent and watch your children. There are some dangerous places a child could end up if not supervised. Well kept trails, and very beautiful scenery. Highly recommend!

1 month ago

Very beautiful place tucked back in some acres. The trails are nice, expect to see horses. Also, expect to overstep horse manure. There is a nice pavilion to host party's, weddings, etc. Also there is some neat history on the trails, and a graveyard you can hike a steep hill to. Plenty of camp space, and many local areas also to stay.

Love this place for hiking. Unfortunately, people don't realize how beautiful their parks are, or never visit them.

1 month ago

Nice walk only one tree across trail just before rock

on Crosby Farm Park

1 month ago

Visited in winter. Kid friendly. Quiet get away from city noises.

Nice trail. elevation change is not too difficult. could be muddy. snow and ice on the trail now.

These trails are gorgeous but most of these trails are only for mountain biking. If you want to hike here, for your own saftey, check the trail maps.

The trail is pretty steep as far as trails in the Midwest go. It's beautiful at the top, your staring at two different countries and the largest freshwater lake in the world, how can you beat that?! For less experienced hikers I would advise to just take your time, it's not that bad.

This was an awesome hike for winter, if you walked inside the actual gorge. The river is mostly frozen over and provides a completely different kind of hike. It wasn’t a hard hike, but wasn’t for the faint of heart as sometimes as you could see the water flowing under the ice. Wearing ice cleats helped a lot too.


2 months ago

Very nice urban (small town) trail. Dog friendly. I have hiked often in spring summer fall and XC skied in winter. It is a GREAT trail-running trail. Also allows MTBs. Never did that there but many do.

Mostly prairie with some hardwood forest. Nice overlooks of Red Wing. This is NOT wilderness. Easy access from town. Free parking no user fee required.

Recommendation: it’s about one hour from Twin Cities right in Red Wing so easy for one day get away... short drive, nice run or bike, then lots of options afterward in town for pub grub before returning home. Or picnic right at trail head (Memorial Park). Fun one-day get-away possibilities.

2 months ago

Great hike. Some steep ups and downs, but you're rewarded with nice overlooks.

The bridge is out indefinitely while the SHTA raises funds to build a new bridge. This is still true as of December 2017. Check for updates on shta.org.

2 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.

I love this hike! It is a beautiful place. one does need to be careful for slippery rocks in places. I grew up hiking here when I was younger and just visited again this year.

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