Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife
West River Parkway
under construction - expect detours. Other construction at St. Thomas boat house.
From the Fort Snelling SP Visitor Center, head upriver to the Minnehaha Off Leash Recreation Area via the paved Minnehaha Trail. Pick your path through the dog park until the north end, then follow the riverbank trail to Minnehaha Park.
Skirt the Veteran's Home and lock and dam. Watch for singletrack re entering the forested bluff. Follow the singletrack along bluff exposures, through floodplain forest, over beaches, creeks and crumbled limestone. Resort to the Winchell Trail
or paved parkway paths if to bypass any sections too challenging.
After Interstate 35, follow West River Parkway
to University of Minnesota campus, St. Anthony Main Street, and your favorite happy hour establishment!
Shared By: Joe Jackson