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Mississippi River State Water Trail: Brainerd to Little Falls

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Central MN; Crow Wing and Morrison Counties

DNR Parks and Trails
Central Regional Office
(651) 259-5841

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The upper section of this segment reflects the river's "Father of Waters" stereotype as a river of enormity and dignity.

Prominent glacial features emerge as you travel down river.

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This segment is part of the Mississippi Headwaters River Trail, which consists of the first 420 miles of the river.

There are no major rapids. About rapids classes. Use caution, as the current can be deceptively strong in places.

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