Maple Grove, Minnesota

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  • Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota

    Riverside Trail Loop

    5.0
    2.66 mi / 272 ft gain
    From the Visitor Center Parking lot follow the Riverside Trail along the side of the lot and down the main road. You will go under the bridge and while walking next to the road you can see great views of Lake Alice. When you reach the bottom of the hill, turn right to walk alongside the lake. On ...
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  • Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota

    Camp at William O'Brien State Park

    Roughly an hour north of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro, is William O’Brien State Park. Located on the Saint Croix River, this park is a great place for just getting away from the city lights and into nature. The park has two campgrounds, which are the Savanna and Riverway campgrounds. Eac...
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  • Hastings, Minnesota

    Hike the Afton State Park Trail

    3.6
    3.5 mi / 740 ft gain
    This diverse, 2,702-acre park has trails for both day hikers and backpackers – some with scenic views of the St. Croix River, others which drop into quiet ravines. For the best views of the valley, explore off-trail, where you may find hidden bluffs with panoramic views.The park also offers horse...
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  • Hastings, Minnesota

    Vermillion Falls

    4.5
    0.8 mi / 56 ft gain
    Begin in the Old Mills parking lot located on 18th Street E. Head south along the paved trail running parallel to the railroad tracks. This trail is part of a 10-mile loop that leads out of the park and past the banks of the Mississippi. In approximately ½ mile, you’ll cross a long, wooden bridge...
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  • Hudson, Wisconsin

    Hike to Willow Falls

    4.2
    3 mi
    This trip through Willow River State Park shows off beautiful views of Little Falls Lake and Willow River on your way to the falls. In the spring, wildflowers won't disappoint. An overall scenic and rewarding hike.
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  • Hudson, Wisconsin

    Burkhardt Trail to Willow Falls Overlook via Pink Trail

    2.16 mi / 259 ft gain
    Burkhardt Trail to Willow Falls Overlook via Pink Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Hudson, Wisconsin.
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  • Osceola, Wisconsin

    Explore Cascade Falls

    5.0
    Cascade Falls is a must-stop if you are passing through Osceola, Wisconsin. The falls can be accessed on Cascade Street (Highway 35) near 1st Avenue in downtown Osceola. You will see a sign for the Falls at the deck by Chief Osceola. Continue down the 135 steps that lead from this platform down t...
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  • Dresser, Wisconsin

    Hike the Osceola Bedrock Glades Loop

    2.2 mi / 59 ft gain
    Just a short hike to the waterfall, this is a great spot to pull off on your way to the Park with many other trails to spend a whole day on if you wish to stay off the beaten path.  Getting there:  Going North through Osceola on HWY 35 Turn left on River Rd (county Rd S) For 1 mile. There is a sm...
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  • Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    Explore Interstate State Park

    4.3
    3 mi
    Situated on top of a series of craggy bluffs, Interstate State Park is a small park that offers amazing views of the St. Croix River gorge. With a pine forest ecosystem usually only found a hundred miles north of the park, the lichen encrusted rocks and spring wildflowers offer the Northwoods exp...
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  • Dresser, Wisconsin

    Summit Rock, River Bluff and Echo Canyon Loop

    1.29 mi / 269 ft gain
    Summit Rock, River Bluff and Echo Canyon Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Dresser, Wisconsin.
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  • Taylors Falls, Minnesota

    River Trail Loop

    4.0
    4.32 mi / 285 ft gain
    Wild River State Park, located about 55 miles northeast of Minneapolis, is a fantastic getaway and caters to a wide-variety of visitors. If you have an afternoon and are looking for an easy hike through a variety of natural environments, take The River Trail north, then follow the Old Lodging Tra...
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  • Welch, Minnesota

    Bike the Cannon Valley Trail

    4.0
    19.7 mi / -115 ft gain
    There are multiple entry points to the Cannon Valley Trail along the 19.7 miles of paved path that connect the towns of Cannon Falls and Red Wing. Because the trail requires a $4 daily pass, pick your entry point next to a Wheel Pass station. The most elaborate entry point is via the town of Welc...
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  • Welch, Minnesota

    Paddle the Cannon River

    5.0
    If you want a quiet, secluded paddle, this may not be the adventure for you. The Cannon River is a very popular destination in the summer months for groups of canoers, kayakers and tubers. Drinking on the river is not discouraged.Book a reservation with Welch Mill. They provide shuttle service, l...
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