Easy But Rewarding Hike Leads to a Beautiful Waterfall in Southern Minnesota
It looks like it's going to be a great weekend weather-wise, so I'm definitely going to try and get outside! What about you? I would suggest checking out this easy but rewarding hiking trail that's right here in Southern Minnesota this weekend. It's at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park.
This trail is a nice, 1-mile hike, so nothing too crazy, but it leads you to a beautiful, hidden waterfall! It's appropriately called Hidden Falls and the trail that you should follow to get there is called the Hidden Falls Loop Trail. And just because it's a short hike doesn't mean it's not a good hike. Only in Your State mentions that the trail leads you through "the old, thick forest that gives the park its name."
The waterfall is 20-feet tall, according to Only in Your State and it's wider than it is tall. It's a really pretty waterfall that you can get up close and personal with. Definitely a great spot to take some photos if you're interested.
And make sure you look down every once in a while during your hike. Nerstrand Big Woods State Park is also home to an endangered plant called the dwarf trout lily, so keep your eyes peeled.
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