Best Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing in Minnesota

This list represents the most popular whitewater kayaking & canoeing in Minnesota. Use this list to plan your next Minnesota whitewater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

Rice Creek is a fun run with swift water and easy rapids in the heart of the Twin Cities. ...
Quick and winding for much of its length, Minnehaha's often natural character belies its ...
The Vermillion gorge is a short but challenging whitewater run, but only in the high water ...
The Cloquet races through a series of pools and easy rapids to its confluence with the ...
The St. Croix enters a valley of dramatic outcrops and soaring bluffs. Overnight camping ...
With medium to high water, this stretch fills with waves, souse holes and many play spots; ...
The Big Fork provides the occasional wild ride as it flows past a mix of forest land and ...
In its final miles, the Sauk River runs through long stretches of fast water and rapids. The ...
A small woodland stream with lively current and several easy rapids, the sunrise is a ...
The Snake picks up the pace again, rushing through long but mostly easy rapids. Fishing ...
Running through woods and past open pastures, the Little Fork descends through many runnable ...
The narrow upper Snake tumbles over several rapids. Most are easy, but watch out for Upper ...
Typical of North Shore streams, the Baptism is steep, twisting, and potentially lethal. The ...
The Brule roars through one big, distinctive rapid after another as it races toward the ...
The Whiteface is a little-traveled wilderness stream with many bouldery rapids in its ...
The Midway is a short, rocky run with several challenging rapids and a surprise at the ...
Yikes—whitewater in the prairies and farmland of southwestern Minnesota! For much of its ...
When this small headwaters stream is high or very high, canoeists will enjoy a swift run ...
Yikes! It can only get easier. As though it sets out to be deceiving, the Vermilion ...
The Straight flows gently and sometimes swiftly through a wooded corridor. Put in ...
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