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Gems in Southwest Minnesota - 2

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gem Favorite Minnemishiona Falls.

Minnemishinona Falls

(2) North M…, MN
gem Favorite The observation tower atop Mount Tom, Sibley State Park, Minnesota.

Mount Tom

(1) New London, MN

Recommended Routes in Southwest Minnesota - 3

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Favorite Walking Under a Bridge on Frozen Seven Mile Creek.
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Approaching the Oakridge Campground.
Intermediate Intermediate

High Peaks Trail

3.6 mi 5.8 km 284' Up 86.46 m Up 283' Down 86.4 m Down

Starbuck, MN
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Favorite Shows just how twisty and tight the south end of Trail E is.
Intermediate 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
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Southwest Minnesota Running

  • 124 Miles 200 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 30 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 37 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwest Minnesota - 70

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3.4 mi 5.5 km #1Minnesota River Headwaters Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ortonville, MN
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Ortonville, MN
6.3 mi 10.1 km #2Minnesota River Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Mankato, MN
Intermediate Intermediate
Mankato, MN
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3Red Jacket Valley Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
Intermediate Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
1.0 mi 1.7 km #4Trail 9
Difficult Difficult
North Mankato, MN
Difficult Difficult
North Mankato, MN
2.8 mi 4.5 km #5Trail 8
Intermediate Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
Intermediate Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
0.3 mi 0.4 km #6River Loop Trail
Difficult Difficult
New Ulm, MN
Difficult Difficult
New Ulm, MN
2.0 mi 3.2 km #7Dakota Valley Trail
Easy Easy
Marshall, MN
Easy Easy
Marshall, MN
3.0 mi 4.9 km #8Bluebird Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Marshall, MN
Intermediate Intermediate
Marshall, MN
0.1 mi 0.1 km #9Lookout Trail
Easy Easy
Marshall, MN
Easy Easy
Marshall, MN
2.1 mi 3.4 km #10Upper Cliffline Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Luverne, MN
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Luverne, MN

Photos of Southwest Minnesota - 67

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Looking toward Loon Island from Loon Island Trail.
Sep 13, 2017 near Slayton, MN
Easily accessible view of Minneopa Falls in mid-October. Just a short walk from the parking lot.
Oct 22, 2019 near North M…, MN
Minneopa Falls
Aug 2, 2020 near North M…, MN
Minneopa Falls from the river below.
Aug 2, 2020 near North M…, MN
The Mount Tom Trail is late fall.
Oct 26, 2022 near New London, MN
Approaching the Oakridge Campground.
Apr 27, 2023 near Starbuck, MN
Quartzite Cliffs
Aug 23, 2023 near Pipestone, MN
The rock formation "Old Stone Face" can be seen from the circle trail.
Aug 23, 2023 near Pipestone, MN
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