Top Spots

Hidden Falls, Fawn, Hope, Beaver, Maple, Big Woods and Fox Loop

Nerstrand, Minnesota

8.16 mi / 778 ft gain

Beaver and Fawn Trail

Nerstrand, Minnesota

3.88 mi / 427 ft gain

White Oak and Hidden Falls Loop

Nerstrand, Minnesota

1.84 mi / 197 ft gain

Hike Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

Nerstrand, Minnesota

3.3
11 mi

Caron Park Falls

Faribault, Minnesota

0.67 mi / 46 ft gain

Falls Creek County Park

Faribault, Minnesota

0.73 mi / 16 ft gain

Straight River Trail and Alexander Park Trail

Faribault, Minnesota

0.67 mi / 20 ft gain

Cardinal and River Bend Trail Loop

Faribault, Minnesota

0.9 mi / 108 ft gain

Park Avenue City Trail

Faribault, Minnesota

0.61 mi / 33 ft gain

Places to stay

Montgomery, Minnesota

Shepherd's Hill Farm and Barn

From $550 / night

14698 Afton Boulevard, Minnesota

Elm Tree Suite

From $85 / night

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Trade River Retreat Center

From $177 / night

Rochester, Minnesota

Rochester / Marion KOA Journey

Hayward, Minnesota

Albert Lea / Austin KOA Holiday

Guides and stories

The Top 5 Spring Hikes Near Minneapolis

Allison Herreid

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