The Great Minnesota Ball Run

An epic track for family-friendly fun

400 Feet of Wooden Ball Track Winding Through the Forest

Plunk, plink, clatter, rattle, roll! Bring music to the forest as your wooden ball navigates through tracks, elements, and obstacles. Interactive, outdoor family fun for all ages!


  • 1+ hours
  • Available 7 Days a Week
Add to Any Tour for $10


  • 1+ hours
  • Reservations Recommended
Book For $10

First In The Upper Midwest

Inspired while trekking in the Austrian alps, The Great Minnesota Ball Run takes advantage of 850 ft of natural forest slope to propel wooden balls through various tracks, elements, and obstacles. When your personalized ball finally reaches the end, pick it up and do it all over again! Ready to call it a day? Drop your ball in a pocket and take it home as souvenir! It will remind of you of a wonderful time spent with family outdoors along a tree top trail.

Plinko Forest

Birch Bend

Fallen Logs

Lightning Bolt


  • Wear close-toe shoes
  • Sign a waiver
  • Reservations recommended
  • May not be under the influence
  • Unsuitable for push strollers
  • Bring markers to personalize your ball (Will be furnished onsite after COVID-19.)

How People Describe Their Adventures at Kerfoot Canopy Tour

Easy To Get To

A short getaway from the Minneapolis, MN! You’ll get here in no time but feel worlds away from the Twin Cities. Address: 30200 Scenic Byway Henderson, MN 56044 Drive Times: From Eden Prairie: 35 minutes From Mankato: 40 minutes From Downtown Minneapolis: 50 minutes
Kerfoot Canopy Tour Location Map


Reservations are encouraged, but if you are in the area and feeling inspired, we welcome drop-ins on a “space available” basis.

Please call us at 952-260-2663 or fill out our group form to organize a group reservation. We also welcome group requests via email at [email protected]. We welcome groups of all sizes from a small scout group or birthday party, to parenting clubs and STEM classes. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Our best advice is to dress for the weather and wear closed toed shoes. You’ll be walking through a wooded area on groomed trails that rise and fall and can be somewhat uneven at times. So, dress for outdoor comfort and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of the forest!
Presently we are scheduling on the hour. However, the number of runs you may make during your time on the track is unlimited. Run it a few times and call it day, or get creative and invent new ways to play!

Visit the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway website for information about other attractions, dining, and lodging in the area. Kerfoot Canopy Tour is located near the towns of Henderson and Belle Plaine, Minnesota.

We’re passionate about hospitality. As your tour date approaches, we put our plan in motion to make sure you have a great time. Scheduling your Sky Guides is part of that planning. Of course, we also recognize that your plans may change. We developed our cancellation policy with both of those things in mind.
  • Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance will receive 100% refund or a one-time reschedule whichever you prefer.
  • Cancellations due to unsafe conditions can be refunded or rescheduled.
The Great Minnesota Ball Run operates in all weather. Our on-duty course manager keeps an eye on the weather and will determine cancellations based on conditions. Guests may be notified at any time regarding a cancellation. If your time on the track is cancelled, we will work with you to reschedule your experience. If we’re unable to reschedule your tour that was cancelled due to dangerous or inclimate weather, you’ll receive a full refund.

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