Minnehaha Falls

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Driving into Minneapolis, you’d never guess that a valuable gem lies hidden deep within the city’s maze of freeways and city streets. Unscathed by surrounding development, Minnehaha Creek winds lazily through the city on its way to the Mississippi River. As you hike along the creek—which is surrounded by oak savannas, streams, springs, and marshes—it’s easy to imagine yourself far away from city life. This historic hike gives you an idea of what Minneapolis must have looked like during pre-settlement days and later when hundreds of visitors traveled by rail to see these popular falls.
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by Mary Jo Mosher & Kristine Mosher (Falcon Guides)

Driving into Minneapolis, you’d never guess that a valuable gem lies hidden deep within the city’s maze of freeways and city streets. Unscathed by surrounding development, Minnehaha Creek winds lazily through the city on its way to the Mississippi River.

As you hike along the creek—which is surrounded by oak savannas, streams, springs, and marshes—it’s easy to imagine yourself far away from city life. This historic hike gives you an idea of what Minneapolis must have looked like during pre-settlement days and later when hundreds of visitors traveled by rail to see these popular falls.

© 2009 Mary Jo Mosher & Kristine Mosher/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Minneapolis
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round, sunrise to sunset
Trailhead Elevation: 815 feet
Top Elevation: 815 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minneapolis, MN; (612) 230-6400 or (612) 722-2220 for Stevens House informa- tion, or visit www.minneapolisparks.org
Local Maps: USGS St. Paul West
Driving Directions: Directions to Minnehaha Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

7/21/2007
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I love this trail! I suggest hiking on a weekday or early on a weekend. We like hiking the trail around 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning, as there are less people, and the morning light glistens on the waterfall and creek, often providing a rainbow around the falls.



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Apr 2018