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Mississippi River Hike

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This hike will focus on Part 1 of the trail. We will explore the river north of Lake St to Franklin and back to the Longfellow Grill. It will be a moderate pace and mostly pavement.

Part 2 is an option for those who want a longer hike. You can also meet us at the Longfellow Grill and join us for Part 2 . We will probably arrive there at approx. 2:30pm

If the weather is too inclimate I will cancel the hike and offer a reschedule.


Route: Part I will be a counter-clockwise loop from the Lake Street Bridge to the Franklin Street Bridge returning to Dunn Bros; Part II will continue counter-clockwise to Ford Parkway Bridge and back.

Length: Part I approx. 3.8 miles, Part II approx. 5.6 miles (total 9.4 miles.)

Duration: Part I approx. 1.25 hours, Part II approx.2.5 hours, plus breaks.

Surface: Mostly paved walking surface with some woodland trail.

Conditions: City Traffic, very minor elevation changes.

Difficulty: Moderate, depending on physical condition; doing Part I only might be suitable for new members.


Hike Time: 1PM

Scenery: Mix of remaining fall colors, should be some nice views of the river gorge.

Amenities: Free parking on the streets near Dunn Bros.

Weather: We hike rain/snow/sun, cancel only for severe weather

Recommend to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, water, snack, clothing appropriate for the weather and activity level.

No Kids, No Dogs, No +1's: Only registered members of Twin Cities Hiking Meetup may attend this hike.

Carpool: Please post carpool options in comments section (below)

Optional Social: Following the hike people often gather for breakfast/lunch at Longfellow Grill.