Hudson, Wisconsin

Top Spots in and near Hudson

  • Eagan, Minnesota

    Lebanon Hills Blue Trail Loop

    2.61 mi / 305 ft gain
    Lebanon Hills Blue Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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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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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Run the Lake Harriet Loop

    5.0
    3 mi / 10 ft gain
    This easily accessible loop takes you on a moderate walk around Lake Harriet, a popular recreational site for cyclers, walkers, runners, and families. You can cycle this trail in the clockwise direction, or opt to walk. Be sure to explore the surrounding park and gardens, afterwards!
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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Bloomington Ferry Trail

    5.0
    16.94 mi / 814 ft gain
    Bloomington Ferry Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Red Wing, Minnesota

    Hike Barn Bluff

    3.0
    2.05 mi / 340 ft gain
    Barn Bluff in Red Wing, Minn., is an enjoyable and easily-accessible hike. Even at a slow pace, it takes just 30-45 minutes to reach the peak.There is ample parking on 5th Street near the Barn Bluff sign. Take the stairs to the trail head. From there, you'll have a few trail options:1) South Trai...
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  • Bloomington, Minnesota

    Walk the Prairie Loop at Richardson Nature Center

    5.0
    0.8 mi / 70 ft gain
    Begin your hike behind the Visitor's Center and follow the path to the left towards the Prairie Loop Trail. The path quickly breaks out of the woods into an open prairie, looping through the tall grasses and burr oaks. The pond with its boardwalk is a great place to see Canada Geese, Tundra Swans...
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  • Bloomington, Minnesota

    Explore the Minnesota River Bottoms

    4.3
    The "River Bottoms" is an unofficial network of single track, double track and service roads just south of Minneapolis along the Minnesota River flood plane. Flat, fast and easy to navigate, the 11-mile trail system is a popular spot for mountain bikers, trail runners and hikers looking to do lon...
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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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  • Stockholm, Wisconsin

    Hike to the Top of Maiden Rock Bluff

    5.0
    1 mi / 400 ft gain
    It's easy to spot Maiden Rock Bluff as you drive along Highway 35: the 400-foot-tall limestone cliff extends for nearly a mile. Getting to the top is also easy. Begin by turning onto County Road E - a twisting, narrow road that leads straight up. Once you're at the top, keep an eye out for Long L...
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  • Shakopee, Minnesota

    Kayak Lake O'Dowd

    This beautiful, calm lake is ideal for those who prefer seclusion out on the water.Start out on the north side of the lake, and kayak or canoe towards the golf course - there are a number of bays to explore, along the way. Then head over to the eastern shore, which offers lots of scenic spots. On...
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  • Rogers, Minnesota

    Hike the Crow-Hassan Regional Park Loop

    4 mi / 90 ft gain
    Crow-Hassan Park Reserve is the largest prairie based park in the Twin Cities metro area. Although there are many ways to experience Crow-Hassan including horseback riding, canoeing on the scenic Crow River, or even staying the night in one of the park's campgrounds, the simplest way to enjoy it ...
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  • Nerstrand, Minnesota

    Hike Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

    3.3
    11 mi
    Curious about what Minnesota looked like in pre-settlement times?Then spend the day hiking through Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park, a botanical reserve for the temperate hardwood forest that once covered much of central Minnesota. Located 45 miles south of Minneapolis, the park offers the opportun...
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