Winchell Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Minneapolis, Minnesota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.4 miElevation gain413 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingRunningBeachForestPavedRiverViewsCity walk
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Christopher Splinter
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Stacey Spencer
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Bridget Pouladian
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Hiking

The trail is a bit slick in the winter but it’s a nice way to walk along the river out of the traffic of river road!

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Stacey Spencer
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S C
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Hiking

Overall the hike was not easy but there were some parts that were. I tried to follow the map as closely as I could. Once you see long stairs down you are supposed to use them. That's when it gets difficult. I had to climb over a large pipe on the path and there were 1 or 2 fallen trees. Near the turn around point there were closed signs, but people still used it. The hike has a nice mix of scenery. There are great views of the river, woods, valley, regular paved walking path and beach. Some parts have fences and some don't. I do think parts would be dangerous if it was muddy or snow was on the ground though.

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Barbara Hansmeier
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Hiking

It was a holiday weekend. Many people on the trail; many not wearing masks. Great day, though; good looks at the river. Will go back on another day.

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Tom Lukanen
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Christianna Gozzi
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Hiking

Nice and leisurely with the option for some incline

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Adam Marquardt
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Stacey Spencer
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Mykel Pennington
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WalkingGreat!

Beautiful combination of trails and paved. Perfect fall colors.

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Coley Wilkinson
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t k
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Kim Kahle
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Joseph E. Passe
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Valerie Tremelat
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Walking

It was a beautiful day and we achieved a summer goal of walking the whole trail. No noticeable mosquitoes. We discussed hiking it again in the fall when there are fewer leaves so you get better river views.

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Turner Gunderson
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Road biking

This section of the grand rounds is nice biking. There are some cool neighborhood and river views here!

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Crystal Vogt
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Hiking

I loved this trail! There are several paths you can choose from with some closer to the river and others closer to the road. There were several small beaches along the way. Mosquitos were minimal and the views worth it! I’d highly recommend this trail.

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Jenny Huang
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MacKenzie O'Kane
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Hiking

This was an awesome trail for staying away from the crowds. Shady, which makes it about 15 degrees cooler than on the paved Mississippi Rv Rd paths. We really only started to encounter other hikers after 12pm. 10/10 would recommend.

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Matt Griess
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Hiking boots would be a good idea for a few of the unpaved areas. Some trails lead into very steep cliffs. Overall great hike near the city.

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Rob Martin
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Alex Canon
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Hiking

Really icy but gorgeous

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Kelly Lucis
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Hiking

Gorgeous views in the Fall! Easy, mostly paved trail.

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Mike Winchell
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Hiking

Love this trail ❤️

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Navin Reddy
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Hiking

Good dense one alongside the mighty mississippi.

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Ellie Elsasser
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Road biking

go during the weekday and it's not too busy

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