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Gems in Southwest Minnesota - 1

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gem Favorite Minnemishiona Falls.

Minnemishinona Falls

(2) North M…, MN

Recommended Routes in Southwest Minnesota - 4

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Favorite Another wooden bridge over a marshy area. Watch out, it can be slippery if it just rained!
Easy/Intermediate

Lester Prairie Sunrise Nature Park

1.1 mi 1.8 km 25' Up 7.64 m Up 25' Down 7.66 m Down

Lester…, MN
Favorite The glassy waters of Lake Maria shine in the afternoon light.
Intermediate

Bjorkland Trail

1.9 mi 3.0 km 216' Up 65.94 m Up 208' Down 63.37 m Down

Monticello, MN
Favorite A bridge at Seven Mile County Park on a fall afternoon.
Intermediate/Difficult

Seven Mile Creek Hike

5.5 mi 8.9 km 579' Up 176.4 m Up 581' Down 176.98 m Down

North M…, MN
Favorite Shows just how twisty and tight the south end of Trail E is.
Intermediate

Traverse des Sioux Trails

8.5 mi 13.7 km 51' Up 15.5 m Up 51' Down 15.48 m Down

Saint P…, MN

Southwest Minnesota Hiking

  • 162 Miles 260 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 38 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 25 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwest Minnesota - 65

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Upper Cliffline Trail
Easy
Luverne, MN
Easy
Luverne, MN
6.3 mi 10.1 km #2Minnesota River Trail
Intermediate
Mankato, MN
Intermediate
Mankato, MN
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3Red Jacket Valley Trail
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
15.4 mi 24.8 km #4Dakota Rail Regional Trail
Easy
Saint Bonifacius, MN
Easy
Saint Bonifacius, MN
1.0 mi 1.7 km #5Trail 9
Difficult
North Mankato, MN
Difficult
North Mankato, MN
0.3 mi 0.4 km #6River Loop Trail
Difficult
New Ulm, MN
Difficult
New Ulm, MN
2.8 mi 4.5 km #7Trail 8
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
2.0 mi 3.2 km #8Dakota Valley Trail
Easy
Marshall, MN
Easy
Marshall, MN
3.0 mi 4.9 km #9Bluebird Trail
Intermediate
Marshall, MN
Intermediate
Marshall, MN
0.1 mi 0.1 km #10Lookout Trail
Easy
Marshall, MN
Easy
Marshall, MN

Photos of Southwest Minnesota - 73

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Easily accessible view of Minneopa Falls in mid-October. Just a short walk from the parking lot.
Oct 22, 2019 near North M…, MN
Just off County Road 9, you'll see the sign and parking area.
Sep 25, 2020 near Lester…, MN
Bike racks are available at the parking lot entrance.
Sep 25, 2020 near Lester…, MN
More seating to rest and enjoy the view.
Sep 25, 2020 near Lester…, MN
Another wooden bridge over a marshy area. Watch out, it can be slippery if it just rained!
Sep 25, 2020 near Lester…, MN
Some of the trail in the wooded area is also mowed grass. In this natural beauty you forget how close you are to town!
Sep 25, 2020 near Lester…, MN
The trail goes from the prairie and into a wooded area, where the terrain is a bit rougher, but still mostly even. There are lots of twists and turns in the trail in the wooded area that aren't all shown in the aerial map. Choose your adventure!
Sep 25, 2020 near Lester…, MN
There are many nice park benches around the trail to rest and enjoy the scenery.
Sep 25, 2020 near Lester…, MN