Minnehaha Trail connects two popular parks in the Twin Cities as it follows the course of the Mississippi River through a corridor that is a mix of woodland and open areas.
On its southern end, in St. Paul, is Fort Snelling State Park with its many recreational opportunities, including canoeing, swimming, fishing, and trails for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.
On the trail's northern end, Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis is a must-see. The 53-foot waterfall is a stunner and the surrounding Minnehaha Park is itself a beauty with limestone bluffs and river overlooks.
North of Minnehaha Park you can pick up the West River Parkway Trail and head into the city.
Parking and access to the Minnehaha Trail are available at Minnehaha Park (4801 South Minnehaha Park Drive) in Minneapolis and Fort Snelling State Park (101 Snelling Lake Road) in St. Paul.
Additional parking can be found along S. Minnehaha Drive south of the John H. Stevens Interpretive House; along S. Minnehaha Drive farther south near where it intersects Minnehaha Avenue; and along Hiawatha Avenue near where it intersects with E. 54th Street.