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Circle Trail

Pipestone National Monument, Pipestone, MN
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Wonderful little trail that was easy a d relaxing to follow. See quarries, waterfall, climb rocks... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Williamsburg, Virginia
via mobile
Hiking through history

While we were hiking the Circle Trail, we saw cloth offerings tied to trees and small piles of sage... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Pipestone National Monument, Pipestone, MN
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful little trail that was easy a d relaxing to follow. See quarries, waterfall, climb rocks optional and beautiful rock formations up close. Benches are placed along the way.

Thank ki0ki
Reviewed 20 July 2017

While we were hiking the Circle Trail, we saw cloth offerings tied to trees and small piles of sage or tobacco along the way. These represent the modern-day prayers of an Indian person and are not to be disturbed. The trail gives a good overview...More

Thank EireMan66
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a very easy hike for all ages. About 1/3 of it is in shade. The rock formations are fantastic. The creek views are tremendous. The view of the falls is super.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The Circle Trail is the main attraction at the Pipestone National Monument. You also have history, gift shop and on-site Pipestone carvers. But the self-guided tour on the trail is the best in my opinion. It gives you an idea of what life may have...More

1  Thank TakinLotsaPictures
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were visiting family for the weekend and took a walk on the trail. The trail is always a nice walk but you do have to be careful when there are freezing temps. Areas in the shade tend to stay a little slick if there...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Easy hike takes you through prarie and woodland and along quarries. Take time for some reflection along the way!

1  Thank gow2014
Reviewed 9 August 2016

we had a beautiful day and thoroughly enjoyed the circle trail. There is a beautiful waterfall and rock outcrops. There were a few interpretive signs

Thank sealrocker
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Circle Trail presents the creek and the falls, which I found quite attractive. There is a branch called the Quarry Trail. Unless you are determined to have the full experience or have a personal connection to the historical/cultural significance, save yourself a few steps...More

Thank grouch0
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here for a short visit on our way home to Ohio from South Dakota and stretched our legs on the trail. There was an $8 entrance fee for the adults to get into the park which grants access to the visitor center...More

Thank snorkledork23
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a very short 3/4 mile asphalt trail that takes you past the quarries, the Falls and beautiful granite cliffs. Be sure to take the free trail guide from the visitor's center that you return when finished. It is very helpful and makes your...More

1  Thank Rick B
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