Minnehaha Falls

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417

Minnehaha Falls

Minnehaha Falls Professional Review and Guide

"Driving into Minneapolis, you’d never guess that a valuable gem lies hidden deep within the city’s maze of freeways and city streets. Unscathed by surrounding development, Minnehaha Creek winds lazily through the city on its way to the Mississippi River.

As you hike along the creek—which is surrounded by oak savannas, streams, springs, and marshes—it’s easy to imagine yourself far away from city life. This historic hike gives you an idea of what Minneapolis must have looked like during pre-settlement days and later when hundreds of visitors traveled by rail to see these popular falls."

Minnehaha Falls Reviews

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7/6/2018
Right here in the middle of the city there are beautiful waterfalls! It is a very cool place to walk or bike around.
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7/21/2007
I love this trail! I suggest hiking on a weekday or early on a weekend. We like hiking the trail around 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning, as there are less people, and the morning light glistens on the waterfall and creek, often providing a rainbow around the falls.
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Trail Information

Minneapolis
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round, sunrise to sunset
Season
815 feet
Trailhead Elevation
815 feet
Top Elevation
Waterfalls
Features
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minneapolis, MN; (612) 230-6400 or (612) 722-2220 for Stevens House informa- tion, or visit www.minneapolisparks.org
Local Contacts
USGS St. Paul West
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018