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Pike Island Loop

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Trail

3.9 mile 6.3 kilometer loop
97% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 289' 88 m
Descent: -289' -88 m
High: 781' 238 m
Low: 695' 212 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

The Pike Island Loop is a relaxed, family-friendly run around one of Minnesota’s most significant islands.

Kristen Arendt

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views

The park is open from 8 am to 10 pm.

Overview

This loop of Pike Island gives runners the chance to explore the Mississippi and Minnesota River Valleys and the point where the two rivers converge.

Description

Starting at the Historic Fort Snelling, you'll descend in the Mississippi and Minnesota River valleys and see the point where these two great rivers converge. You'll the see impact that these rivers have had on the landscape and on Minnesota history. Pike Island is home to a variety of bird species including bald eagles and great blue herons. Make sure you remember the binoculars!

Flora & Fauna

Beavers, river otters, herons, egrets, and bald eagles.

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Sep 28, 2019
Erin Borgersen
1st MN trail run/walk.... never really ran before...like dirt over pavement
Jul 28, 2018
Mark Lutterman
sandy anddy in places but mostly shady Pike Island 4.8mi
Jun 19, 2018
Jordan.Cocchiarella
Muddy and flooded 3.5mi
Apr 21, 2018
Jennifer Theis
Oct 21, 2017
Chuck Schlegel
Run beside two rivers today a spiritual heart of a people 3.2mi
May 6, 2017
Bryan Lucas
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  3.9 from 14 votes

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The Mississippi and Minnesota River confluence is quite a sight.
Mar 17, 2017 near Mendota…, MN
View of the Pike Island path
Aug 7, 2017 near Mendota…, MN
View of the turret.
Jun 24, 2015 near Mendota…, MN
Minnesota River at Wita Tanka (Pike Island), Fort Snelling State Park, Minnesota.
Jul 19, 2019 near Mendota…, MN

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