Minneopa Falls—Minneopa State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Dakota Indians made their home in the area of the present-day park, and Minneopa in their language means “water falling twice.” Indeed, Minneopa Creek curves lazily past sturdy historic stone buildings in the main picnic area, drops over a short ledge to swirl and eddy a bit around scattered rocks, and then plunges about 40 feet into a deep limestone gorge.
The waterfall tumbles elegantly in a wide veil, with a stronger surge at one side fading to transparent vines at the curve of the gorge. Dense foliage of maple and oak forest line the ridge along the top, while vibrant green mosses and ferns drape the cliff slopes."