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    Top Spots in and near Taylors Falls

    • 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

      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

      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Grantsburg, Wisconsin

      Explore Crex Meadows

      5.0
      The Crex Meadows Wildlife Area is part of Wisconsin’s scenic Indianhead Country - located just north of Grantsburg. It’s 30,000 acres make it one of the largest wildlife areas in the state. Over 270 species of birds, 86 butterflies, and 720 different plant species call Crex Meadows home. Various ...
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    • Siren, Wisconsin

      Hike the Gandy Dancer Trail

      5.0
      While visiting the charming Northwoods town of Siren, I detoured for a hike on the Gandy Dancer Trail segment.   This trail was constructed to connect townships using old railroad beds.   Even the name honors the rhythmic, synchronized efforts of the workers in their rail nailing dance.   In tota...
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    • Arden Hills, Minnesota

      Bike the Rice Creek North Regional Trail

      3.0
      13.8 mi
      The Rice Creek North Regional Trail is 13.8 miles in total, but can be broken up into two different sections (connected by a 3.4 mile bike on county roads). The main trailhead is at 35W and County Road I. You will find the parking lot just after exiting on County Road I. This is the southern segm...
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    • Hinckley, Minnesota

      Bike the Paved Trail in St. Croix State Park

      5.5 mi
      Getting There:The entrance to St. Croix State Park is located 15 miles east of Hinckley, Minnesota on Highway 48. It is another 5 miles to the Park Office.The Paved Bicycle Path:The path is 5.5 miles long one-way and runs from the campground to Lake Clayton Beach Picnic Area. Be sure to stop at...
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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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    • Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Run Along the Mississippi River Flats

      4.0
      2.5 mi
      This loop takes you from the Franklin Bridge to the Washington Avenue Bridge, crossing through campus, in between. Start at the Franklin Bridge (southeast end), walk down the stairs, and then take the elevated walkaway across the river, heading north.The middle section of the loop takes you past ...
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    • Saint Paul, Minnesota

      Shadow Falls

      4.0
      0.58 mi / 256 ft gain
      This easy and accessible hike takes you to a nice little waterfall within a ravine. From the parking lot, walk over to the River Overlook, then continue along the trail to the falls. The trail will drop you down to the base of the falls, where you can walk behind the curtain of water. The flow is...
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    Camping and Lodging in Taylors Falls

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    Spring Valley, Wisconsin

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    Guides, Insights and Stories from Taylors Falls

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    Explore These 4 Wisconsin State Natural Areas

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    The Top 5 Spring Hikes Near Minneapolis

    The Top 5 Spring Hikes Near Minneapolis

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