Hiking Club

Hiking for Health and Friendship

This special interest group is for members who want to maintain or increase their fitness and enjoy the great outdoors. What is hiking, after all, if not walking with better footwear! Join us as we hike trails around the Twin Cities and in nearby State Parks.

Hikes will be held from April through October on the first and third Mondays of the month, except for holidays. During the winter months (November through March), one hike a month will be held on the first Monday. Hikes will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last about two hours. The summer schedule may include an urban hike or a longer hike at a county or state park, followed by lunch and maybe even a visit to a winery or brewery. Hikes will be held 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.

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Members are encouraged 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-19 virus.

Please contact Hiking Club organizer Bev Moe at [email protected] if you would like to be a member and receive hiking emails. 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 or the leader to be added to the list of hikers.  If you find you are unable to attend, be sure to let us know as well.

Revised August 7, 2022

Upcoming Events

Minnehaha Falls
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We will meet at the Mel-O-Glaze bakery on 28th and Minnehaha Parkway and walk to Minnehaha Falls and then back again.

Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis
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The walk along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis is always changing, with many attractions being added along both sides of the river and, now, the beautiful fall colors.

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Join us for a 5 mile moderately paced hike around Pleasant Lake located in the heart of North Oaks.  It takes us past some of James J. Hill’s original farm buildings as well as beautiful homes built along the lakeshore. The trail is wide, generally flat and consists of packed dirt and crushed rock. 

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Please join us for an invigorating hike from The Monument located at the intersection of Mississippi RIver Blvd and Summit Avenue in St. Paul to Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis and back.  This hike is on paved trails, approximately 5.5 miles in length, and will be at a pace suitable to the weather.