Minneopa Falls—Minneopa State Park

Mankato, Minnesota 56002

Minneopa Falls—Minneopa State Park

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."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
30 minutes
Views, Waterfalls
Minneopa State Park, 54497 Gadwall Rd., Mankato 56001, (507) 389-5464, www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/minneopa
Local Contacts
Minneopa State Park map; USGS Mankato West
Local Maps

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Dec 2018