The Minneopa Falls are a gem of the Mankato area. While there is no noteworthy rock climbing in Mankato other than some bouldering, these falls give a viable alternative for the climbing enthusiast during the winter months. Spectators are possible as there is a perfect view of the falls from the railing on the sidewalk above. That said, you will probably have the place to yourself.
Take 169 south out of Mankato for about 2 or 3 miles and follow the signs to Minneopa Falls. Once you turn right off of 169, keep going straight and eventually take a left into the park.
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The structure of this waterfall will vary almost every time you see it. It typically thaws and refreezes numerous times over the course of the Minnesota winter. At the start of this season (Jan. '09) it was one pillar and now it is late February and it covers the whole face like the water runs during the summertime....[more] Browse More Classics in MN