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  1. Though only 340-acres, Lake Minnewashta’s short trail loops offer moderate changes in elevation and excellent views of the lakeshore.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    17.3 miles
    Duration
    30-45 minutes
  2. Within the 862-acre Bald Eagle-Otter Lakes Regional Park is the Tamarack Nature Center, which has over 4 miles of hiking trails through scenic landscapes and hosts a variety of wildlife.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    14.8 miles
    Duration
    30-45 minutes
  3. This 15-acre sanctuary is the oldest public garden in the USA and provides one of the best birding spots for the whole Twin Cities area.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.0 miles
    Duration
    30 minutes to however long you want
  4. Comprised of nearly 14,000-acres of wetland, floodplain forest, and tall grass prairie, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge offers hikers and trail runners many diverse landscapes to explore.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7.5 miles
    Duration
    2-3 hours, depending on pace
  5. In this 150-acre urban park, hikers and trail runners will equally enjoy the 2.2 miles of quiet trails through marshland and rolling prairie.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.8 miles
    Duration
    40 minutes
  6. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has something for everyone, be it smelling the flowers in the rose garden, getting lost in the hedge maze, or hiking the 12.5 miles of trails.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.4 miles
    Duration
    1 hour to all day
  7. With its friendly staff and 2-miles of hiking trails, Wargo Nature Center is a great place to go for a walk in the woods.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.1 miles
    Duration
  8. Tucked away in the Minneapolis first-tier suburb of Eden Prairie, there is a 125-acre park, which features 4 miles of hiking trails within a very geologically diverse setting.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    15.7 miles
    Duration
  9. Louisville Swamp is one of the largest and most diverse sections in the whole Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. If you’re interested in walking, hiking, climbing, or even learning about Minnesota’s war history, then you will find everything and more here at Louisville Swamp.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    22.4 miles
    Duration
    2 to 2.5 hours
  10. Nestled between the mighty Mississippi River and Minnehaha Creek, Minnehaha Park offers its visitors 10-miles of hiking trails, handsome views of the 53-foot Minnehaha Falls, and one of Minneapolis’ best dog off-leash areas.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.4 miles
    Duration
    1 hour to all day
  11. With its great views of the Mississippi River and 3 miles of hiking trails, Spring Lake Park Reserve is small, but definitely worth a visit.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    21.4 miles
    Duration
    1/2 hour
  12. With 22 miles of hiking trails and 2,000-acres of protected meadow and wetland, Lake Elmo Park Reserve is a great place to hike with the whole family.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    17.8 miles
    Duration
    1.5 to 2 hours
  13. Offering 579-acres of rolling upland prairie, forested bluffs, and mixed-conifer forest, St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park is a great place for a short walk in the woods.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    25.2 miles
    Duration
    1.5 to 2 hours
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