Minerva is a small town famed for being named after the Roman goddess of wisdom, but is also known across the state for being close to a number of natural attractions that keep people coming back year after year. In fact, it is this surrounding beauty that boasts a wide range of outdoor activities, which range from hiking to mountain biking. The town itself acts as a gateway into the mountains, and there are hiking trails that lead from the center to the heart of the wilderness. One of the best places to go on mountain hikes is at Mount Redfield, where amazing mountain panoramas accompany you as you explore, and Cliff Mountain Offers more challenging routes. Hanging Spear Falls is home to stunning scenery, where you can watch as water crashes into the pools below.