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Fort Snelling State Park

101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
+1 612-725-2389
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Get out and about in nature

Great trails for walking or biking, lush foliage and pretty photo locations. Not very crowded so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray Q
Pasadena, California
via mobile
Picnic and Hiking

We stopped here for a picnic and then took a walk on one of the many trails that weaved throughout... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Des Plaines, Illinois
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Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most visited attractions, which features trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
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  • Average15%
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101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
+1 612-725-2389
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trails for walking or biking, lush foliage and pretty photo locations. Not very crowded so also seems to be a nice place to explore and enjoy some refuge from the usual pace and noise of city life.

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We stopped here for a picnic and then took a walk on one of the many trails that weaved throughout the park. Beautiful and relaxing spot.

Thank Jocy1123
Reviewed 19 June 2017

TRIP ADVISOR: The cover photo for this listing is WRONG! The above photo is for the Historic Fort Snelling, run by the Minnesota Historical Society, NOT this attraction, which is Fort Snelling STATE PARK, run by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resouces. Two completely diffferent...More

1  Thank Steve0315
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a Wonderful State Part to visit, right next to MSP Airport. Every time that we go there we are able to see wild deer, turkeys and birds. In the past when walking we have come close to deer, but this is only possible...More

Thank Yuko-Stu
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great hiking trails by the river. This park is in Minneapolis and easy to get to anytime of the year.

Thank Karenstauber
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Paid the $5 entry fee to take a morning run around one of the islands - I believe it was PIke Island. It was just over 3 miles round trip from the parking lot and was a perfect way to start the day. Gravel trail...More

Thank RachaelDenverCO
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The Mississippi and Minnesota rivers meet in this park. I did the Pikes island hike which took me to the merging point of the two rivers. Great for hiking through out the year. Learnt a lot about our national history. Great to hike and spend...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We came here for a walk before dinner. What a pleasure. Beautiful fall colors. Wild turkey, lots of woodpeckers even bald eagles!

Thank Chuckvic
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very poor visitor centre. Sign posting not brilliant. Walked along the north of Pike Island beside the Mississippi river to the point. Saw a tug pushing along several barges. Expected more wildlife, saw one small deer & a few birds. Returned along the Minnesota river.

Thank Dabblings
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went for the hiking trails as it was a perfect day. Trails are nicely maintained and well marked . My son liked it as it had the most different Pokemon go stops and creatures that he has seen. Take it in you won't be disappointed

Thank stb55
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Ashley W
17 June 2017|
Response from Yuko-Stu | Reviewed this property |
We have not gone into the water at the beach for a very long time. But it I recall there are people there in July swimming, I suggest that you check with the Park Office as to the conditions.
Aaron S
30 July 2016|
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Response from stb55 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know of any specific rock areas
Cassandra B
3 August 2015|
Response from mn_usa1 | Reviewed this property |
We saw tons of dogs on the trails.