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Beaver Islands Trail

Saint Cloud, MN
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Saint Cloud
Type: Trails, Biking Trails
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely trail alongside the Mississippi River. It's a little short for cycling, and on busy days, it can be a little too narrow for cyclists, runners, and walkers sharing the space. But it is a nice, shady respite with some pleasant views.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

well taken care of and very beautiful all seasons. Its along the Mississippi River and well taken care of

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I enjoy walking on the Beaver Islands Trail along the west bank of the Mississippi River south of St. Cloud State University. Check out the historical marker for the original location of St. John's Abbey. The monks settled there in 1856 when they first arrived in Minnesota, and I can see why. It's a beautiful location.

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

this is a very nice place to stretch your legs and enjoy nature

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

I just wish it were longer. Very scenic along the river, but then you end up on campus and there's really no where to go from there. The other direction ends at the golf course. It's maybe 5-6 miles long. Would love to see that at least doubled.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

This trail is paved and wide... so great for those extremely warm March Minnesota days when everyone and their mother is out biking, running, walking and rollerblading, yet there is still plenty of room on the trail. The scenery is great and the off roading trails are fun!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2004

The Beaver Islands trail is a nice paved trail that follows the western bank of the Mississippi River. The negative aspect of the trail is that a good part of the trail also follows along a parking lot that is frequently trashed by local college students.

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