Hiking Club

Hiking for Fun and Fitness

One of the few safe ways to connect with people during this COVID time is outdoors. Join us as we hike around Minnesota.

In keeping with UMRA policies, all hikers must be vaccinated (and boosted if eligible) against the Covid virus.

During the winter months, we will organize one hike a month, on the second Monday. Beginning in April 2022, the UMRA Hiking Club plans to hike twice a month, on the second and fourth Mondays. Hikes will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last about two hours.  We will hold one urban hike and one longer hike at a county or state park, followed by lunch and maybe even a visit to a winery or brewery.  We will hike in light rain or snow but not a thunderstorm or a blizzard. Hike leaders have the discretion to cancel a hike because of extreme cold, heat or windchills. If a hike is canceled, attendees will receive a text or email by 8 am on the day of the hike.

Members will be invited to lead one hike a year on their favorite trail.  Hikes will generally range from 4 to 7 miles and go at a moderate pace, depending on the terrain, weather, and even the will of the leader and hikers!

In keeping with UMRA policies, all hikers must be vaccinated (and boosted if eligible) against the Covid virus.

Please contact Hiking Club organizer Bev Moe at bevmoe@umn.edu if you would like to be a member and receive hiking emails. Please include your name, cell phone number and zip code in your email to Bev. 

You must sign up online for each hike.  Your completed form will be sent to the organizer (Bev) and shared with that month's hike leader, and used to be sure everyone has arrived. Registrations will be accepted up to 24 hours before a hike. Within 24 hours, please email Bev to be added to the list of hikers.



Hiking Events

Event Date: May 23 2022 - 9:30am

Please join us for a special event hike and outing on Monday, May 23 at Franconia Sculpture Park at 29836 St. Croix Trail N, Shafer MN 56074, near Taylors Falls.  You must sign up online for this hike.

Event Date: Jun 6 2022 - 9:30am

Join us for a brisk 3 to 4 mile walk on Monday, June 6th at the U of M St. Paul Campus. We will be walking mostly on level sidewalks although we may encounter some gravel roads too. There will be some hills and steps along the way. At the end of our walk, we will stop for ice cream at the St. Paul Student Center.