Local Playground, Continental River In the middle of a bustling urban setting, this 72 mile river park offers quiet stretches for fishing, boating and canoeing. Other spots are excellent for birdwatching, bicycling and hiking. And there are plenty of visitor centers that highlight the history and science of the Mississippi River. If you are interested in the Mississippi, this is a great place to start. Operating hours may vary according to season and special event schedules. Please call 651-293-0200 for more information.

Great little trail to get a little climb (comparatively speaking for the area). There are spring fed streams running throughout that stay open during the winter, and nice views from the upper trail. Most of the people we met were walking their dogs. During the summer it would be a great place to go to picnic, as there are several tables along the way. The park is currently open daily, not April-October as listed.

mountain biking
5 months ago

This trail is good for biking and hiking. Old railroad trail that is paved till Plymouth and limestone another 20 miles to Winstead.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Trail is nice but closed for construction about a mile in.

This is a great hike and reminds me of a short snippet of a trail you may find on the west coast. It can be nearly vertical at times but it's short lived and it rewarded by great views of the valley or the peaceful beauty of the forest.

rails trails
9 months ago

Great out state biking. Quiet country scenery. Too crowded in the city. My wife and I have traveled it countless times.

Live nearby and hike it several times a year. Great view of the Minnesota River Valley. A number of hills makes for a good workout. Heavily wooded areas help to cool you down in hot weather.

Nice hike through some hills with some scenic views. If you live nearby it's perfect for a quick outdoor workout.