Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, this park offers extensive hiking, bike and ski trails that link to Minnehaha Park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Canoe on Gun Club Lake, play golf, swim in Snelling Lake, or hike on Pike Island where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers converge. Interpretive exhibits and films on display in the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center give visitors a good background on the history and resources of the park and area. Trails also allow visitors to hike up to the historic Fort Snelling for a view of military life in the 1820s. This is a day-use only park; no camping is available.

Hiked this last week, it was great. Saw 12 deer and 20 turkeys. the whole loop is closer to 5 miles according to my Fitbit.

on Pike Island Loop

hiking
20 days ago

trail running
26 days ago

I love the proximity to the city and the different looping options on this trail! I often see wildlife in the less-travelled “interior” segments.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Green and peaceful.

Great trails, lots of wildlife.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great loop - dogs on leashes allowed and I let my dog play in the water at the half way point. Quiet and safe.

hiking
4 months ago

Flat trail. Nice wooded views and walking along the shoreline is beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail -- drive all the way through the park past the beach and picnic island. You will get to a parking lot with a nature center. The bridge to pike island is a few minute walk from the last parking lot.

walking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago