Minnehaha Trail

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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 Trail Access

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.



   October, 2015 by ggoerdt

This used to be a very good trail. Rode on it once this summer and were amazed at how bad it is. It seems that all maintenance on the trail must have stopped for at least a few years. Some areas are actually hazardous to ride on. I will no longer ride ...read more

fort Snelling

   July, 2014 by grdbuck

The fort road is now open . All the way to visitor center . read more

fort Snelling side

   July, 2014 by grdbuck

The fort side of this trail is still closed from the flooding . read more