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River Road Trail

Address: Minneapolis, MN (Downtown)
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Ranked #31 of 87 Activities in Minneapolis
Type: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Biking
Owner description: A 6-mile paved bike trail from Fort Snelling State Park to downtown Minneapolis.
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Type: Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Biking
Owner description: A 6-mile paved bike trail from Fort Snelling State Park to downtown Minneapolis.
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Norfolk
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Columbia, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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301 reviews 301 reviews
144 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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 

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Miami, Florida
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446 reviews 446 reviews
58 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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.

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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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