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Mississippi Loop: Lake St and Franklin Ave Bridges

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 3.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A city loop along the Mississippi on paved sidewalk.


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3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

99%

Runnable

825' 252 m

High

755' 230 m

Low

140' 43 m

Up

138' 42 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Overview

This is a nice urban loop loop in Minneapolis and St. Paul along the Mississippi River. The whole loop as mapped is on paved city pedestrian-only sidewalks and is paralleled by bike lanes and city streets. Dogs are allowed on-leash.

Description

Catch good views of the Mississippi between the trees in summer time. From the bridges there are spectacular views of fall tree colors along the river. Occasional wild sightings include bald-eagles year round. Free street parking is easy to find along most of the route and there's also a couple small free parking lots on the west side. Additional official and unofficial dirt and paved trails exist closer to the river that make most of the loop as well, but it can be difficult to get back up to the bridges for river crossing.

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  3.0 from 1 vote

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in Minneapolis

#4660

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#1

in Minneapolis

#37

in Minnesota

#4,660

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Lake Street bridge over the Mississippi seen from the walking path.
Mar 21, 2021 near Lauderdale, MN
From the sidewalk, the Mississippi with the Minneapolis skyline.
Mar 21, 2021 near Lauderdale, MN
Pathway and east end of Lake Street bridge.
Mar 21, 2021 near Lauderdale, MN
Urban water features on the MSPT.
Apr 5, 2016 near Lauderdale, MN

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