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Great River Bluffs State Park

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Address: 43605 Kipp Dr., Winona, MN 55987-9427
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Overlooking the Mississippi River, this park offers scenic views.

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Marvelous Panaramic Mississippi View

This MN State Park will give you breathtaking views of the Mississippi River valley that you will not find anywhere else. The pathways are wide and well groomed, the deciduous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
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WINONA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This MN State Park will give you breathtaking views of the Mississippi River valley that you will not find anywhere else. The pathways are wide and well groomed, the deciduous trees are all around the pathways, the panoramic views (there are several stops) are fabulous, the walks are not very long on the east side and you will find that... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were very happily surprised by this state park. It has a nice collection of short and medium hiking paths. The views of the river are nice and you don’t see too many people. Hint #1: There is a $5 charge to get in. There is no attendant on duty, so have the cash ready. Hint #2: Many of the... More 

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We walked over 4 miles of the trails going to three of the overlooks in the park. We saw bald eagles at two of the overlooks and thoroughly enjoyed the views overall. The trails are mostly easy with a few moderate spots. We drove in past the first couple of parking lots to the picnic area and walked from there... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The King's Bluff trail takes you by restored prairie, through pine forest (with a soft bed of needs underfoot, through hardwood forest, on rocky hiking paths and then to a bluff top overlooking the Mississippi, all while travelling mostly level ground. But also take some time to check out other trails like that to the Eastern lookout, which I thought... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The trails are lovely for hiking at all levels. Surprisingly more prairie-like than you would anticipate next to the river, but lovely none-the-less. There is nothing out there so make sure you bring a picnic otherwise be prepared for a 30 minute drive.

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Winona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Kings bluff hike is mostly flat, but such great views of the Mississippi River at the end of the trail. There are other trails through the woods and some by the campgrounds. Very unbusy park.

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Broken Bow, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is one of my favorite campgrounds. It's easy to select just the right campsite with the photos and detailed info on line. All sites are wooded and spaced far enough apart for privacy and quiet. I90 runs about a mile below the far end of the campground, but the noise is minimal. Showers, flush toilets, and drinking water are... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Seems like it should be easy to get to this park, right off the Mississippi River, but you have to go around to the back side of the bluffs and come in that way. So it's off the Highway 61-Interstate 90 exit than a mile or two west, then up the hill and back east into the park. Follow the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This State Park is perhaps not very well-known, but it offers great hiking options and amazing views of the Mississippi and Minnesota´s bluff country. The trails are very easy and almost too accessible, because you can drive all the way to the trailhead of many of the trails. The only improvement would be that the park could open even more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I am not a major hiker anymore but found this trail easy and very enjoyable. Was a nice cool setting, only saw 1 other car and no other people walking. Views of River are good but it was the walk in that I remember the most.

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