Fort Snelling State Park

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55450

Fort Snelling State Park

Fort Snelling State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Fort Snelling sits at the confluence of two great rivers, and it sits at the convergence of two great cities as well. Surrounded by the skyscrapers and freeways of Minneapolis and St. Paul, this 3,400-acre state park preserves a portion of wild land for recreation and wildlife.

Its wide, easy trails wander through a riverine environment of large cottonwood, silver maple, ash, and willow that shelter you—at least temporarily—from the bustle of city life. The park features many miles of hiking and biking trails that will take you to Minnehaha and a chain of lakes northwest of Fort Snelling. History buffs should take special note of this area, as the region boasts a unique past that is highlighted throughout the park."

Fort Snelling State Park Reviews

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5/4/2008
Great 10k walk; very easy and scenic. Great State Park right in the middle of town.
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Trail Information

Minneapolis
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.25 hours
Duration
Year-round, day use only
Season
700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
730 feet
Top Elevation
Fort Snelling State Park, St. Paul, MN; main of ce (612) 725-2389, visitor center (612) 725-2724, reservations (866) 857-2757 or www.dnr.state.mn.us/parks
Local Contacts
USGS St. Paul West
Local Maps

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Jul 2018