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July 2024 Hiking Schedule

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SUNDAY hikes start at 2:30 p.m., go approx. 5 miles and last approx. 1 ½ to 2 hours.


TUESDAY hikes start at 07:00 p.m., go approx. 3 miles, and last approx. 1 hour.

The SPHC walks at a moderate speed of 2.5 - 3.5 mph. Hikers are expected to maintain that pace. (17-24 min. mile) Hikes start on time.

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Tuesday, 07/2/24 Sharon Heaton 612.581.4638 & Bernie Wildes 612.598.8792

Meeting Location: Meet in Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s west parking lot, 2579 Inwood Ave N., Lake Elmo.  

Directions: Free Tuesday, no pass required. 

Hike Description: The hike will be hilly on unpaved trails.

Treats: TBD 

Sunday, 07/7/24 Bonnie Wold 651-307-5585

Meeting Location: Meet at Lake Elmo Bank, 11465 39th St. N., Lake Elmo.

Directions: Stillwater Rd at 39th

Hike Description: We will hike two prairie habitats separated by quaint Lake Elmo’s Main St. Primarily paved trails with one stretch of dirt road. 

Treats: TBD

Tuesday, 07/9/24 Bry Garcia, Questions call Rick Nelson: 651.283.524

Meeting Location: Meet at Triangle Park, 80 Mahtomedi Ave., Mahtomedi. 

Directions: From 694 Take Century Ave (Hwy 120) north, then turn right on County 12 / wildwood Rd.  Veer right to Stillwater Rd and the park is on the left. 

Hike Description: Winding through neighborhoods and trail along White Bear Lake.

Treats: Wildwood Tavern, 80 Mahtomedi Ave., Mahtomedi


Sunday, 07/14/24 Rick & Rose Nelson 651.283.5241

Meeting Location: Meet 1:00 PM at Keller Lake Park Shelter #3. 

Directions: South on Hwy 36 on Hwy 61. (See page 1 for directions).

Hike Description: Hike will be three miles after the annual picnic on paved trails and a few streets in the neighborhood.

Treats: Potluck before hike.


Tuesday, 07/16/24 Celeste Riley 651.398.8177

Meeting Location:  Meet in front of my house, 1013 London Rd., Mendota Heights.

Directions: From 35E go East on Hwy 13 to London Rd

Hike Description: Walk through the neighborhood. 

Treats: in the driveway.

Sunday, 07/21/24 Sandy & Brock Herlick 652.470.4528

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Pizzeria Pezzo, 2143 4th St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Directions: North of Caribou Coffee and railroad depot and caboose, near Cup and Cone.

Hike Description: Hike on sidewalks and paved trails to and through Lions Club park and around Birch Lake.

Treats: Pizzeria Pezzo


Tuesday, 07/23/24 Jane Boyer 218.565.8464

Meeting Location: Meet at Battle Creek Regional Park’s south parking lot, off Lower Afton Rd. 

Directions:  Go South on McKnight to Lower Afton Rd, Left 1⁄4 mile to parking lot on the left. 

Hike Description: Hike will be on paved and unpaved trails. Some hills. 

Treats: at car.

Sunday, 07/28/24 Bob Tholkes 763.913.4453

Meeting Location: The 694 DOUBLE CROSS: Meet at the former president’s white house, 3966 Reservoir Blvd., Columbia Heights.   

Directions: East of Central Ave NE

Hike Description: It will be a 6-mile walk over 694 and back featuring the walk on the median of MN 65 under the 694 overpass. Three-mile option available as usual.

Treats: Stagger back for deck (weather permitting) or indoor build-your- own taco, sides, and beverages party.

Tuesday, 07/30/24 Kieran Duncan 651.592.5562

Meeting Location: Park in the free lot at First St. & Vine St. in Hudson, WI by the beach pavilion.  

Directions: Some street parking isn’t free so you may want to avoid that. 

Hike Description: Hudson waterfront and historic houses. Walk on Paved sidewalk & paths all the way with one small hill. 

Treats: Knoke’s Chocolate (great ice cream), 218 Locust St., Hudson

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