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“Over 500 stairs, but a good view!”

John Latsch State Park
Ranked #16 of 38 things to do in Winona
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Owner description: This 350-acre park offers three overlooks towering 500 feet above the Mississippi River.
Reviewed 28 September 2013

The whole trail to the top is stairs, over 500 of them! The view from the top is is worth climbing the stairs, plus it is a good workout for the legs. We were a few weeks to early for fall color, but I'm sure it would be georgous!

Thank roses4u
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

All stairs, not the dirt trail we expected in a state park, but worth the effort with an incredible view at the top. Hiking poles really helped both up and down the bluff.

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Reviewed 25 December 2012

Stopped one day after work to check it out for a picnic. I was pretty disappointed. I suggest going somewhere else.

1  Thank plasticman1234
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

The campground area is very nice but is smaller than most, no electrical sites yet. Very nice shower and restroom facilities. The trails are great and the views are absolutely fantastic. The park is one of our favorites Minnesota State Parks.

Thank Wanda M
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

John Latsch State Park is a nice stop along Scenic Highway 61. It is on the left hand side of the road as you head west toward Minneiska. It is just past the Lock and Dam 5. It is a small park with no camping. It has a picnic table, but no toliet facilities. Its main trail is the River View trail and it is approximately 475 ft in elevation. The trail consists of all steps except for maybe 20 yards on your climb up. Once you hit the top there is a trail that veers off to the right. The path is somewhat overgrown and is very narrow. It goes through the side of the bluff, but about 1/4 mile down the way you start to head out of the state park. I did not proceed past the state park the length of the trail was 1.46 miles there and back. The views are incredible!

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