Minnemishinona Falls isn’t the biggest or the most impressive waterfall in Minnesota but it has the longest one word name. In 2007 Nicollet County bought the 3 acres of land that included the waterfall and built a small park there (source). A bridge immediately in front of the falls provides easy access but it is difficult to photograph and you can’t access the creek bed below. It is easy to combine Minneopa and Minnemishinona Falls into a single daytrip.
Rating and length – no hike
Accessibility – immediately off of Judson Bottom Road
How to get there – Take Hwy 14 west from Mankato. Get off at Rockford Rd (Nicollet County 41) and go south to Judson Bottom Road. The waterfall and parking lot are shortly after turning right.
The hike – It is a short walk from the parking lot to the bridge overlooking the waterfall. There isn’t a way down to the bottom of the falls without going through private property. Please be considerate of private property and do not trespass.
Seasonality – It can dry up during the summer if it hasn’t rained for awhile
Cost – free
GPS – N44.170555 W94.085594
Date visited – 6/25/2016
Other nearby waterfalls – Minneopa Falls