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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 - 2

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Favorite Walking Under a Bridge on Frozen Seven Mile Creek.
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

  • 131 Miles 210 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 20 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 23 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwest Minnesota - 47

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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
1.0 mi 1.7 km #4Trail 9
Difficult
North Mankato, MN
Difficult
North Mankato, MN
2.8 mi 4.5 km #5Trail 8
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
0.3 mi 0.4 km #6River Loop Trail
Difficult
New Ulm, MN
Difficult
New Ulm, MN
2.0 mi 3.2 km #7Dakota Valley Trail
Easy
Marshall, MN
Easy
Marshall, MN
3.0 mi 4.9 km #8Bluebird Trail
Intermediate
Marshall, MN
Intermediate
Marshall, MN
3.4 mi 5.5 km #9Minnesota River Headwaters Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Ortonville, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Ortonville, MN
0.1 mi 0.1 km #10Lookout Trail
Easy
Marshall, MN
Easy
Marshall, MN

Photos of Southwest Minnesota - 45

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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
Looking toward Loon Island from Loon Island Trail.
Sep 13, 2017 near Slayton, MN
Minneopa Falls from the river below.
Aug 2, 2020 near North M…, MN
Minneopa Falls
Aug 2, 2020 near North M…, MN
Indian Creek floating boardwalk.
Feb 22, 2019 near Mankato, MN
Indian Creek Floating Boardwalk
Feb 22, 2019 near Mankato, MN
View of the LeSueur River from the trail.
Feb 18, 2019 near North M…, MN
Snowshoe and Ski Trail through trees.
Feb 18, 2019 near North M…, MN