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Minneopa Falls Access Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 23' 7 m
Descent: -63' -19 m
High: 874' 266 m
Low: 827' 252 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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This quick access trail wastes no time in showing you the gorgeous Minneopa Falls.

Anthony Job

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This trail is so short and usually crowded with visitors that it doesn't make for a great trail run. Although, it can serve as a great finish to a longer run within the park.

Description

From the parking area, the trail begins on a nice paved surface before crossing a bridge over the upper portion of Minneopa Falls. From here, it continues across the edge of the ravine to descend a limestone staircase to a dirt trail along the water's edge. Follow the dirt trail as it makes its way across the water to provide another great vantage point and swimming hole near the base of the falls.

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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#97

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#7,507

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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
Icy Lower Bridge at Minneopa Falls.
Feb 18, 2019 near North M…, MN
Trees frosted with the 'snow" created by water droplets Minneopa Falls kicks up into the frigid air.
Feb 18, 2019 near North M…, MN
Lower part of the falls
Jul 24, 2017 near North M…, MN
Trail Rules
Jul 24, 2017 near North M…, MN
Bottom of stairway
Jul 24, 2017 near North M…, MN

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