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Meet other local hiking enthusiasts. All those who are dedicated to hiking excursions near and far, with a focus on leaving no trace of litter on our lands!

Upcoming events (4+)

Start your week hiking @ the Ft Snelling State Park (new location!)

Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center

We are back to the Ft. Snelling State park which is accessed through Post Road. You will need a State Park Pass, free parking is no longer an option. The exact route may change depending on conditions. We try to keep a moderate fitness speed, not too fast, but not slow.
Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear appropriate and comfortable footwear. We hike rain or shine (but not if there is a tornado watch/warning, hail, or lightning) Also, if you can't make it -- be nice and cancel as soon as you find out -- at least 24 hours in advance whenever possible.
Hike at your own risk: By signing up for this event, you agree to assume personal responsibility for all risks associated with this event, and release the organizers, event hosts, and other members of the venue, from any liability.

Tuesday Morning Hike at Moir Park - 9 Mile Creek, Two Options -NEW TIME

Please join us for a hike in Moir Park in Bloomington along Nine Mile Creek and the Minnesota River. There will be two options -- a 5 to 5.5 mile hike that is moderately paced (approx. 16.5 to 17.5 minute miles) and a 7 to 7.5 mile hike to the rope ferry that is fast paced ( 15.5 to 16 minutes miles). Everyone will gather together at the start when you can select your option.

Our route will take us on snow-packed trails, over grass, wood chips and pavement. We will hike in light snow but not a blizzard. If it looks like bad weather, we'll cancel the hike by 7:30 a.m. We recommend ice grippers on snow-packed trails.

We will meet up at the Morgan Avenue parking lot at Moir Park at 8:30 and get going by 8:35. There is a portable bathroom in the parking lot. No potable water.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are sick, please do not come to this hike. By signing up, you agree to comply with CDC recommendations and applicable state and local rules for use of parks and outdoor recreational facilities.

If your plans have changed and you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP in a timely manner so we are not waiting for you at the start and to allow those on the waitlist to attend. Questions? Send me a message or post your questions in the comments section after you RSVP.

Hike at your own risk: By signing up for this event, you agree to assume personal responsibility for all risks associated with this event, and release the organizers, event hosts, and other members of the venue, from any liability.

Hope to see you on the hike!

MN Rovers Zoom presentation: Mini-Van Life: Boondocking Across the American SW

See how Rover Greg S. was able to do a no-build minivan trip to AZ and NM for six weeks in Jan/Feb 2022. He attended the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (as seen in Nomadland) and with the skills he learned and friendships he made, he boondocked most nights on public land or other camo camping situations.

Greg has been enjoying the outdoors his entire life. He grew up in Northfield MN with parents that loved the BWCA and canoe racing. Currently he lives in Duluth enjoying hiking, biking, canoeing, sailing, climbing & camping.

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To get the Zoom link, go to
https://mnrovers.org/contact-us/?directed_to=virtual-meeting
and make sure "Virtual meeting" is selected in the drop-down menu. Shortly after you submit the form, you'll receive an email reply with the Zoom link.

In addition to our Tuesday night programs, there are also plenty of member-coordinated activities. Browse through the activities page on our website if you'd like to play outside with us!
http://mnrovers.org/html/activities.htm

Lebanon Hills West Headlight Hike

Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Trail Head

All are welcome to a unique hike setting and time. This Wednesday evening hike is intended to satisfy the needs of the mid-week hiker seeking a full aerobic workout. This hike starts at Lebanon Hills West Regional Park Mountain Bike Trailhead in Eagan MN. It follows an established 3.9 mile trail that encircles the mountain bike park. The route is very hilly so thus the aerobic nature of the hike even though it is relatively short in length. The pace will be moderate so hope to see you there!

Equipment:
Headlight (strongly recommended)
Weather appropriate clothing
Hiking poles (optional)
Boot crampons/grippers..."Required"...see an example below...
https://www.amazon.com/Traction-Crampons-Stainless-Climbing-Mountaineering/dp/B07H4H7MKR/ref=asc_df_B07H4H7MKR/?tag=&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312123657341&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6759487446410332436&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9019557&hvtargid=pla-568994096801&ref=&adgrpid=60656852805&th=1&psc=1

** By signing up for this hike, you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being and release Twin Cities Hiking Group hikers, organizers, events organizers, and members from any (and all) personal injury and property damage liability**.

Most hikers are familiar with Lebanon Hills West Regional Park. See map for directions.

Download STRAVA (free app) to track and map your progress.

Past events (4,105)

Sunset City and Nature River Hike

Longfellow Grill