Vermillion Falls
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Scott L
Minneapolis, MN38 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
The falls are beautiful no doubt.

However, I went down last Saturday to do the 10 mile loop which goes from Vermilion Falls Park down to the Mississippi river and around Hastings. If you choose to do this, know that the route has little to no marking to signify the trail. Also, the map from the city of Hastings website is useless.
Written July 26, 2020
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Ginnie A
La Crosse, Wisconsin29 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The falls are wonderfully accessible from the parking lot and was beautiful. The only downside is the factory above the falls is loud and takes away from the natural sound of the falls.
We did follow the trail along the fence line for a bit, that was beautiful too
Written September 6, 2021
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rockyjoe
Minneapolis, MN8,244 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
Vermillion Falls is located near the center of Hastings inside of Vermillion Falls Park on the corner of Vermillion Street (or Hwy 61) and 25th Street. It is short walk from the parking area to the overlook for the falls. If you are near the Appleby’s and the giant ConAgra mill then you are close. The waterfall used to be used for powering the giant mill next to it on the river bank.

I went to the Falls on a Sunday afternoon with my wife and we had a good time looking at the falls and hiking the Vermillion Walking Tour. The Falls are great and it was very interesting hiking along the river bluff. I was amazed how high the bluffs are and learned there are no fences or guard rails from keeping you from falling. Don’t walk around at night as is not always easy to see the edge with all the high grass (or just stay on the paved hiking trail). You get a great view of the cliffs and the river from the walking bridge that spans both sides of the river. Continue on the path until you get to the cool old Alexander Ramsey Mill Ruins.

Overall I enjoyed looking at the Water Falls and hiking along the river bluffs. The entire hike is only about a mile on a paved trail so it was easy. If is f you are staying or passing through Hastings I recommend you stop at Vermillion Falls Park and take a look at the falls and walk down to the old Mills ruins.
Written October 9, 2013
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AC97
North Dakota5,131 contributions
Aug 2022
Average trip. We arrived at approximately 7 pm and made our way towards the trail leading to the waterfall. There were numerous amounts of places to park in the parking lot, and the trail to the waterfall was easy to find. The waterfall itself was just a short distance from the parking lot, and did not feel like it belonged in its current space, as there were commercial buildings in the distance. There was a gazebo nearby that provided the best views of the waterfall, along with a paved path that provided views of the water flowing below us.

Tip: I recommend spending 15 minutes here if you truly want to see everything.
Written September 4, 2022
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Thomas P
Hastings, MN49 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Moved to Hastings two years ago and only noticed the falls within the last few months. Thought I would take my dog for a walk along the river and was unaware of the falls and if you walk further along the deep gorge it cuts below. Pretty impressive. Just a short 10 minute walk to the bridge and I assume you can continue on.
Written July 22, 2018
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Sharla B
Farmington, MN52 contributions
May 2020 • Family
Great hike with the family- kids are 10 and 7. It had rained so was a little slippery where it was muddy. Wear good shoes! Take the dirt path down to the river to get a view of the falls from the bottom. The overlook area is easy to get to from the park.
Written May 25, 2020
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Susan T
River Falls, WI1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Solo
Beautiful powerful waterfall 100 ft from the parking lot! Nice bike paths and open greenery with a gazebo & beautiful old trees!! A hidden gem!!
Written August 22, 2019
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TravelingCoyote
Rising Sun, MD111 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
After a busy week, we enjoyed a couple hours leisurely walking through part of the park and seeing and hearing the falls. We were amazed to see cats across the falls and on some very steep ledges. We walked the wooden footbridge and saw people fishing below. We also took the car to the opposite side where the ruins are as well to see part of what we missed. Too bad, vandals end up putting graffiti in some of the areas that spoil the view and photo opportunities; however, the park was patrolled a couple of times too while we were there. Mountain bikes can follow the trail but you could miss the intricacies you see while walking. Would be beautiful to see in every season!
Written June 24, 2014
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RavennaRambler
Hastings, MN8 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
These are beautiful any season of the year with many trails short or long for biking or walking. Picnic shelter on grounds. Tucked right off HWY 61- not crowded, but sandwiched between two industries. Bonus: stop at the Hastings Dairy Store a block away for a chocolate shake to eat on your stroll
Written March 13, 2014
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Linda H
Nashville, TN16 contributions
Oct 2019
Hastings is quaint town with so much too offer for a quick getaway. Great shops, friendly store owners and nice eateries. A must visit!
Written November 17, 2019
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