Minnehaha Falls Park

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis, at the confluence of Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi. A tour around the famous falls that inspired Longfellow to write his poem "Hiawatha," and a trail down into deep Minnehaha Creek glen. Special attractions: The falls and a sand bar at the confluence. Minnehaha Falls is one of the truly unique places in the metro area. Water drops 53 feet from an overhanging layer of Platteville limestone into a perfect pool formed out of Saint Peter sandstone. This is one of the Twin Cities’ most popular places and access is made easy with steps and platforms to watch the falls from every height and angle. However, this area has more to offer than just the falls.
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by John Pukite (Falcon Guides)

Minneapolis, at the confluence of Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi. A tour around the famous falls that inspired Longfellow to write his poem "Hiawatha," and a trail down into deep Minnehaha Creek glen. Special attractions: The falls and a sand bar at the confluence.

Minnehaha Falls is one of the truly unique places in the metro
area. Water drops 53 feet from an overhanging layer of Platteville limestone into a perfect pool formed out of Saint Peter sandstone. This is one of the Twin Cities’ most popular places and access is made easy with steps and platforms to watch the falls from every height and angle. However, this area has more to offer than just the falls.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Minneapolis
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 130 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Local Contacts: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, 612-661-4800
Local Maps: Trail maps in the information building; USGS quad: Saint Paul East.
Driving Directions: Directions to Minnehaha Falls Park

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