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Address: 101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
Phone Number: +1 612-725-2389
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Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most...

Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most visited attractions, which features trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking.

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State Park in the city

Great hiking trails by the river. This park is in Minneapolis and easy to get to anytime of the year.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hiking trails by the river. This park is in Minneapolis and easy to get to anytime of the year.

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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paid the $5 entry fee to take a morning run around one of the islands - I believe it was PIke Island. It was just over 3 miles round trip from the parking lot and was a perfect way to start the day. Gravel trail and flat surface. Easy drive from hotels around the MOA. Obviously lots of noise pollution... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Mississippi and Minnesota rivers meet in this park. I did the Pikes island hike which took me to the merging point of the two rivers. Great for hiking through out the year. Learnt a lot about our national history. Great to hike and spend a morning or a day. There are bikes for rent at the visitor center. Some... More 

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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We came here for a walk before dinner. What a pleasure. Beautiful fall colors. Wild turkey, lots of woodpeckers even bald eagles!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I wanted to go to this historic site for some time since visiting Minneapolis a few times. I found out they were having a special reactment weekend so I decided to go and wasn't disappointed. The actors did a wonderful job of filling me in about the roles they were recreating. They opened up areas of the fort previously closed.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went for the hiking trails as it was a perfect day. Trails are nicely maintained and well marked . My son liked it as it had the most different Pokemon go stops and creatures that he has seen. Take it in you won't be disappointed

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This park is in two parts; th ehistory fort and the park ground down the bluff. The urban park offers and well kept wooded area along the Mississippi & Minnesota Rivers. This fort taks you back when Minn. was on the frontier. One big down turn of the park is all the air plane traffic. If there was no planes,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We took our young kids there to visit the beach and otherwise enjoy nature. The 'beach' wasn't really anything you could enjoy but to look at. There really weren't many open areas either. This park seems ideal for hiking or other nature camps or groups, but not a whole lot of amenities for young kids or families.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Wonderful trails, great history and interesting exhibits. The parking is free, but the cost of the tickets is a bit hefty. Also, while it says wheelchair accessible, please bear in mind it is gravel.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My wife and I regularly visit this park. We go mostly for long walks. The park offers a variety of trails to meet the needs of most hikers. This is one of the few parks where we encounter many bicycle riders. The park also has a large swimming area. It is not a great place for fishing in mid summer,... More 

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