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River Road Trail

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Address: Minneapolis, MN
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A 6-mile paved bike trail from Fort Snelling State Park to downtown...

A 6-mile paved bike trail from Fort Snelling State Park to downtown Minneapolis.

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November 5th & 75 Degrees!

What a magnificent day to spend hiking or biking the River Road Trail. We walked about a 4 mile loop and used the natural trail close to the river. The crunching sound of fallen... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

What a magnificent day to spend hiking or biking the River Road Trail. We walked about a 4 mile loop and used the natural trail close to the river. The crunching sound of fallen leaves and clear views of the river scenery were spectacular. This is just one of many wonderful trails the city has to offer. It's going to... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We often bike from First Bridge Park to Minnehaha Falls via the River Road Trail. This is a paved trail that goes along the Mississippi River, although in a lot of areas the river is not visible. There are trees on one side and a parkway on the other. It is well maintained and a pleasure to ride. It can... More 

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Thank 7ContinentsExplored
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Great trail to get out on and have a nice leisure day. It is great but gets packed so make sure to get out early if you want a long ride.

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Norfolk
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Multiple choices on both sides of the river. Bike, runner, and walker friendly. On a good weather day, a perfect choice. On a bad weather day, walk the skyway.

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

After hearing how fabulous the river-front area was, we had to see for ourselves. We walked 1.5 miles from downtown, crossed a bridge and saw a path with a few people jogging. We thought "Maybe it's further down....." as we had expected it to be lined with shops or at least have a single water fountain. Nope. That was it.... More 

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Thank SuzW300
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is my favorite place to go for a run when I am in town. I get so distracted by the scenery that I lose track of my time, and end up running for miles.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Growing up a few blocks away from the Mississippi the River road has always been a great place to be. I've spent countless days walking, running and biking along this great corridor through Minneapolis. I of course Love to drive this way as often as I can. Great place for people watching but an even greater area for physical recreation.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Minneapolis is such a fantastic city and but for the cold winters, I would consider living here specifically for amenities like this bike path. Not your usual bike path created from abandonded rail lines, this one has utility and beauty. Alot like the rest of Minneapolis, utility and beauty.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

River road is a bike trail along the Mississippi. Minneapolis does a great job maintaining its side. St. Paul needs to take some lessons. Whether you're biking, skating or running, there are great views of the river and its activities. It can be very busy in the summer.

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

We just returned from a week long stay in Minneapolis. I have heard about the many greenways in the city but had no idea how magnificent they really are! The River Road Trail is certainly the prettiest. It winds along the Mississippi River past little parks, beautiful homes and wonderful views of the river. We stopped along the way at... More 

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