Hiking To Wolf Creek Falls from Robinson Park in Sandstone, MN – It’s an easy 1 mile hike from the parking lot in Robinson Park to the falls.
Parking – hike to Wolf Creek Falls
Robinson Park, located in Sandstone, MN makes a convenient access to Wolf Creek Falls. Follow Main Street to Third Ave. Go East on Third, 5 or so blocks to Old Wagon Rd and the entrance to Robinson Park. The trail to the falls starts here.
Hiking to Wolf Creek Falls
Don’t bother looking for signs, just start walking north. The first half mile follows the old railroad grade. Pass under the BNSF railroad bridge that crosses the Kettle River. Yes, walk under the bridge that goes over the Kettle River.
The rail bridge is the boundary between Robinson Park, a Sandstone city park, to Banning State Park.
The bridge is 120 feet over the Kettle River. Originally built in 1890, the rail bridge continues to operate with 8 to 10 trains passing through daily.
After the first half mile the easy going trail turns into a real hike. The railroad grade comes to a sudden stop and you are forced to scramble down a slope of large jumbled rocks.
The second half of the trail continues along side the Kettle River. Prepare yourself for a more vigorous hike following the uneven terrain.
Robinson Park to Wolf Creek Falls
Distance – 1 mile.
Time – 20-25 minutes
The hike from Robinson to the falls is not recommended for small children or anyone not comfortable hiking over rough terrain.
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