Discover the gateway to a scenic adventure at Simon's Ravine Trailhead, a key access point to the Dakota County River to River Greenway regional trail system. Opened in 2007, this trailhead serves as a central link, connecting the community to the west through Kaposia Park and extending eastward to the Mississippi River Trail, meandering through Kaposia Landing and along the majestic Mississippi River.
Named in honor of early settlers John and Anna Simon, who acquired the property in 1878, Simon's Ravine Trailhead pays homage to the historical roots of the land. The trailhead is more than a starting point; it's an immersive experience offering various amenities for trail users.
Facilities at Simon's Ravine Trailhead include off-street parking for convenient access, a well-maintained restroom building, drinking fountains catering to both trail users and their pets, and a striking Native American heritage sculpture. Immerse yourself in the rich local history through the Memory Path, where personalized paver brick memorials are available for those looking to leave a lasting mark.
Simon's Ravine Trailhead is not just a seasonal destination—it remains open year-round, inviting visitors to explore the beauty of the surroundings in every season. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a picturesque trail experience, Simon's Ravine Trailhead welcomes you to embark on a journey through South St. Paul's natural and cultural heritage.