Minnehaha Falls hike

Mon, Apr 17 2023, 9:30am

Summit Avenue and Mississippi River Boulevard

Welcome to spring, UMRA hikers. April is when the UMRA Hiking Club returns to two hikes a month, on the first and third Mondays of the month. We may still have snow on the ground in April, making urban paved and plowed trails a better option. Wooded trails in our parks will have to wait until May.

Our April 17 hike will be in St. Paul. We will meet in the parking lot adjacent to the Monument at Summit Avenue and Mississippi River Boulevard. We will walk to Minnehaha Falls and back for an energizing 5.5-mile hike. If enough snow has melted, the falls should be stunning. We did this hike in November 2021, and hikers loved it.

Meet at 9:30 a.m. to begin hiking at 9:40 a.m. (or earlier if all hikers have arrived). Sign up for this hike (required).

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