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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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Wonderful walk along the Mississippi

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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.

Thank NorfolkJL
Columbia, Missouri
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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 

Thank SuzW300
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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.

Thank WeekendWanders
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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336 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 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 

Thank Justin B
Miami, Florida
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479 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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.

Thank Joseph F
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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137 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 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.

Thank mageestillh2o
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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 

Thank Work2Go
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Historical, beautiful and varied you'll find everything you need in this trail to escape from the city right in the city on both sides (minneapolis & st. paul) The trail has been improved over the last 10 years and has a walking lane separate from the bikes and blades. Some parts even have a dirt path that takes you into... More 

Thank Janell V
Lake Forest, Illinois
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Bring your road bike or mountain bike and enjoy a couple of hours on this trail. You will view miles of the Mississippi, the Wiesman Art building reflecting its silver surface upon the river, a slew of parks, gorgeous homes along River Road, and a few historical sites, such as the Minnehaha Depot. On most days, the trail is well-used... More 

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