Minnehaha Falls Regional Park
ElevationAscent: 201' 61 m
Descent: -201' -61 m
High: 843' 257 m
Low: 707' 215 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“Starting at the iconic Minnehaha Falls, this 2.1-mile hike will take you on quick descent to the scenic river valley.”— Kristen Arendt
Family Friendly Kids will enjoy exploring the area along the creek as well as dipping their toes in the water.
The trail down to the river has gradual elevation change; it is the ascent out of the valley will get your blood flowing! Take a few minutes at the wading area to get your feet wet. This part of the creek can move pretty quickly when the water levels are high so exercise caution as you cool off your feet. After following the creek upstream, you can head into a large field which will make the hike back to the top of the valley easier! The recreation opportunities in this park, especially this hike, makes the trip well worth it!
Land Manager: Minneapolis, MN - Park and Recreation Board