Nerstrand State Park

Trail conditions:

The trails have 2 inches of light powdery snow on top of a thick layer of ice. Hiking poles and/or traction devices are recommended. Due to heavy foot traffic, the trail to Hidden Falls is fairly compact with a few areas of ice. Caution should be exercised while on this trail, especially on the stairs leading to the boardwalk.

Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? unknown
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 4.0

The trail(s):
The trails offer rolling, wooded terrain and a one mile prairie loop. Winter is a great time for birding and tracking. Look for winter birds including wild turkeys, red-bellied woodpeckers, and ring-necked pheasants. Deer, fox, squirrel, and other mammal tracks are often observed along the trails.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.


  • A warming area is located in the visitor center and open during regular office hours.
  • Snowshoes are available for rent in the visitor center for $6 per pair.

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Last updated on January 13, 2020. Local snow depth is 2".

Getting there

9700 170TH Street East
Nerstrand, MN 55053

From Nerstrand, take County Road 29 two miles west to the park entrance.

Parking is available in the picnic area.


Phone: (507) 384-6140
Email: [email protected]
Monday - Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Office hours may vary in winter due to limited staffing availability. Please call ahead.

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