Redwood Falls

Redwood Falls, Minnesota 56283

Redwood Falls

Redwood Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A shorter sibling to Ramsey Falls, and the town’s namesake, Redwood Falls cascades into a deep gorge just inside the park’s entrance, only steps from the parking area and trailhead. The Redwood River flows north and east from prairies and farmland into the valley carved originally by the great Glacial River Warren, now occupied by the Minnesota River. Redwood Falls is the central feature of the Redwood Cascades, a spirited stretch of river rapids in this large city park.

All told, the Redwood River drops 140 feet to the valley floor, much of its descent in regulated fashion at the hands of several dams (the largest of which was built in 1902 and currently plugs the river at Lake Redwood), which have produced hydroelectric power from the falling waters since 1897."

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Trail Information

Redwood Falls
Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
10 minutes
Views, Waterfalls
City of Redwood Falls Parks and Recreation, 901 Cook St., Redwood Falls 56283, (507) 644-2333,
Local Contacts
Redwood Falls park map; USGS Redwood Falls
Local Maps

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Dec 2018