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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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November 5th & 75 Degrees!

What a magnificent day to spend hiking or biking the River Road Trail. We walked about a 4 mile loop and used the natural trail close to the river. The crunching sound of fallen... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 5, 2016
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

What a magnificent day to spend hiking or biking the River Road Trail. We walked about a 4 mile loop and used the natural trail close to the river. The crunching sound of fallen leaves and clear views of the river scenery were spectacular. This is just one of many wonderful trails the city has to offer. It's going to... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

We often bike from First Bridge Park to Minnehaha Falls via the River Road Trail. This is a paved trail that goes along the Mississippi River, although in a lot of areas the river is not visible. There are trees on one side and a parkway on the other. It is well maintained and a pleasure to ride. It can... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Great trail to get out on and have a nice leisure day. It is great but gets packed so make sure to get out early if you want a long ride.

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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