Hidden Falls Regional Park

Hidden Falls Regional Park

1313 Hidden Falls Dr.
Saint Paul
, MN 55116

CALL:  651-266-6400
EMAIL(ParksCustomerService@ci.stpaul.mn.us)   |  


The park dates back to 1887, when it was selected by Horace Cleveland, a nationally known landscape architect and park planner, as one of four major park sites for the City of Saint Paul. Except for the use of a portion of the land as a tree nursery, no improvement was made in Hidden Falls Park until 1936-37, when the WPA carried out an extensive improvement program on the site. Featured in the park was a small spring-feed waterfall from which the park got its name. In the mid 1960's the park took much of its present form as work began on the park's four primary use areas: the primitive area, boat launching area, general picnic area, and scenic falls area.

Note: The possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited in this park.


BBQ Grill, Benches, Biking Trail, Boat Launch, Fire Pit, Hiking Trail, Picnic Area, Restroom Facilities, and Shelter


With about 6.7 miles of paved trails, the park provides a beautiful setting for an afternoon's walk, run, or ride. Trails run along shady, wooded bottomlands next to the Mississippi River, past scenic picnic areas, and connects to the Mississippi River Boulevard parkway.


Expect to catch primarily panfish when fishing the Mississippi River banks. One DNR official called the Mississippi River "the fishin' river of Minnesota." It has a fantastic array of gamefish such as walleye, sauger, northern pike and muskie. Standard state regulations apply to fishing on the Mississippi. Call (651)259-5831 for more fishing regulation information.

Note: Boat launch is located at Hidden Falls North (Magoffin entrance)

Rentals and Reservations

Hidden Falls has an open shelter that covers 12 of 16 picnic tables and seats approximately 60 people. Electricity is available at a 110 volts. Multiple crock pots, coffee pots, roasters and other electric items may cause overloads on the power source.

Also Available are the following: drinking fountains, 2 fire rings, 1 boat launch, paved trails and barbecue grills which are located around the site.

Note: The possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited in this park.

Please contact the Park Permit Office at 651-632-5111 or ParksPermits@ci.stpaul.mn.us for more information or to make a reservation. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.



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