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143 mi 231 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 32 Trails Intermediate Trails 26 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails
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gem Favorite Minnemishiona Falls.

Minnemishinona Falls

(2) North M…, MN

Recommended Routes in Southwest Minnesota - 3

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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

Trails in Southwest Minnesota - 61

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Upper Cliffline Trail
Easy
Luverne, MN
Easy
Luverne, MN
1.7 mi 2.8 km #2Red Jacket Valley Trail
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
6.3 mi 10.1 km #3Minnesota River Trail
Intermediate
Mankato, MN
Intermediate
Mankato, MN
1.0 mi 1.7 km #4Trail 9
Difficult
North Mankato, MN
Difficult
North Mankato, MN
15.4 mi 24.8 km #5Dakota Rail Regional Trail
Easy
Saint Bonifacius, MN
Easy
Saint Bonifacius, 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
2.8 mi 4.5 km #8Trail 8
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
0.1 mi 0.1 km #9Lookout Trail
Easy
Marshall, MN
Easy
Marshall, MN
3.0 mi 4.9 km #10Bluebird Trail
Intermediate
Marshall, MN
Intermediate
Marshall, MN
3.4 mi 5.5 km #11Minnesota River Headwaters Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Ortonville, MN
Easy/Intermediate
Ortonville, MN
4.0 mi 6.4 km #12Big Woods Loop
Intermediate
Monticello, MN
Intermediate
Monticello, MN
0.4 mi 0.6 km #13Minneopa Falls Access Trail
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
1.9 mi 3.1 km #14Mound Trail
Easy
Luverne, MN
Easy
Luverne, MN
1.5 mi 2.4 km #15Seppmann Mill Trail
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
Intermediate
North Mankato, MN
41.2 mi 66.3 km #16Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail
Intermediate
Mankato, MN
Intermediate
Mankato, MN
0.1 mi 0.2 km #17Minnemishinona Falls Scenic Overlook Path
Easy
North Mankato, MN
Easy
North Mankato, MN
6.5 mi 10.5 km #18Red Jacket Trail
Intermediate
Mankato, MN
Intermediate
Mankato, MN
0.4 mi 0.6 km #19Old Dam Trail
Difficult
New Ulm, MN
Difficult
New Ulm, MN
1.0 mi 1.7 km #20Loon Island Trail
Easy
Slayton, MN
Easy
Slayton, MN

Photos of Southwest Minnesota - 57

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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
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
Walking Under a Bridge on Frozen Seven Mile Creek.
Feb 18, 2019 near North M…, MN