Mississippi Gorge Trail

Mendota, Minnesota

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Almost every park in this region is tied to the Mississippi River—geologically, historically, or both. It’s only fitting that one of the premier hikes in the Twin Cities takes you along this famous river corridor. The entire course of the Mighty Miss’ that runs through the Twin Cities lies within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA). The Mississippi Gorge section is one of my favorite sections because it’s near the area where I grew up and it exemplifies all that this great river means to so many.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Minneapolis and St. Paul

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Minneapolis and St. Paul

by Tom Watson (Menasha Ridge Press)

Almost every park in this region is tied to the Mississippi River—geologically, historically, or both. It’s only fitting that one of the premier hikes in the Twin Cities takes you along this famous river corridor.

The entire course of the Mighty Miss’ that runs through the Twin Cities lies within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA). The Mississippi Gorge section is one of my favorite sections because it’s near the area where I grew up and it exemplifies all that this great river means to so many.

©  Tom Watson/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mendota
Distance: 7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5–4 hours
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Mississippi Gorge Trail

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If you're looking for an easy, paved, fairly busy hike this is it. Lots of activities going on around, biking/dog park..



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