A scenic loop with waterfalls and lakeside views. You will see some wildlife and wildflowers.

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.

Pack List

  • Walking shoes
  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
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RT Distance 3 Miles
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop


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Great hike

Great morning hike down the hill to the falls. Only disappointment was there was a lot of trash on the ground


Really beautiful, the only bad thing was there were soooo many people. The hike back from the falls was all uphill and surely a work out so be prepared!


Went here by fluke when traveling home from Minnesota to Chicago. Dead of winter -6° outside. Best experience ever, winter needs to be added to this. As cold as it was, beautifully marked trails, a rushing (yet frozen) waterfall, streaming rivers, and a community of other hikers, snowshoers, & sightseers that was well worth the layers of clothing and gear I had to wear.

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