Hidden Falls Regional Park Improvements – St. Paul MN

Description

Landscape architect Horace Cleveland, known for his leadership in developing the Twin Cities’ park system, set aside the land now known as Hidden Falls Regional Park in 1887. The spring-fed waterfall is indeed “hidden” in a small ravine on the north end of the park, on the east bank of the Mississippi River. The falls feed into a small creek, which runs south into the Mississippi.

The park stayed largely undeveloped until the WPA constructed a stone staircase leading from the falls up to the East River Parkway and a lookout area at the top of the river bluff.

Source notes

Kulju, Jake. Take a Hike Minneapolis and St. Paul: Hikes Within Two Hours of the Twin Cities. Berkeley: Moon Publications, 2009. 

City of St. Paul website, Hidden Falls Regional Park description

Project originally submitted by Natalie Heneghan on April 3, 2015.

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Location Info


1313 Hidden Falls Drive
St. Paul, Minnesota 55116

Coordinates: 44.907176, -93.191373

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