We'll start from the river bottom and ascend up to Bruce Vento Overlook. Along the way we'll divert along some paths that led to some of this parks hidden treasures.
One of the best times to hike this park is when there are very few leaves on the trees. With no leaves one gets to see all the hidden treasures in this park. Here's a hint...did you know that about a billion, zillion years ago Minnesota was below the equator and its climate was sub-tropical, or that Minnesota once lay at the bottom of a shallow sea? This is a moderate hike with some steep areas along the trail. Please bring water bottles and wear good hiking shoes. Also, if you have a hiking pole it might not be a bad idea to bring at least one. I was grateful for it on the hike down, as it can get steep in some spots.
For those interested in a bite to eat afterward - please post a site if you are aware of one. I'll update later as to a possible place.