Fort Snelling State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"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."