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April 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, 04/2/24 Liz Delay 651.695.5155

Meeting Location: Meet at the Groveland Tap, 1834 St Clair Ave (at Fairview Ave) St Paul 

Directions: Parking alongside the restaurant. 

Hike Description: For a neighborhood stroll.

Treats: Groveland Tap 

Sunday, 04/7/24 Bob Tholkes 763.913.4453

Meeting Location: Meet in the SW corner of the former Sears Store 425 Rice St. near Marion St in St Paul.

Directions: SW corner parking lot of the former Sears Store near Marion St.

Hike Description: Walk around the State Capitol, CHS Field, Irvine Park, James J Hill & Cathedral. 

Treats: TBD

Tuesday, 04/9/24 Rick & Rose Nelson 651.283.5241

Meeting Location: Meet at Geranium Park, 2568 Geranium Ave E., Maplewood.

Directions: South of Maryland Ave E and West of Century Ave

Hike Description: Hike on paved trails & streets around Bever Lake

Treats: DQ, 819 Century N.

Sunday, 04/14/24 Bernie Wildes 612.598.8792 & Sharon Heaton 612.581.4638

Meeting Location: Meet at Patriots Tavern, 145 New England Pl., Stillwater.  

Directions: Take Manning Ave N from Hwy 36 turn right at Kwip Trip just before 75th St N.

Hike Description: Hike will be mostly flat on paved trails through Liberty Village.

Treats: Patriots Tavern


Tuesday, 04/16/24 Bonnie Wold 651.307.5585

Meeting Location:  Meet at Pebble Park, 8160 Lake Jane Trail N., Lake Elmo.

Directions: From 694 take County Hwy 14 east, turn north on Ideal (at red barn) go .5 miles, turn east on Lake Jane Trail N. Pebble Park is 1 block on the left. 

Hike Description: We’ll walk on hilly roads & wooded paths in the Tri-Lakes area of Lake Elmo. 

Treats: Cozzies Tavern & Grill, 11154 60th St N. Stillwater.

Sunday, 04/21/24 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot west of Carmines, 9900 Valley Creek Rd., Woodbury. 

Directions: Either go South of 94 on Woodbury Dr or East of 694 on Valley Creek Rd.

Hike Description: Hike on paved trails by Wilmes Lake thru tunnel and around Colby Lake.

Treats: Carmines


Tuesday, 04/23/24 Vic & Vic Fickling 651.777.6103

Meeting Location: Meet on the east side of Heritage Park, 735 E Phalen Blvd in St Paul. 

Directions: One block west of Arcade St. on Neid Lane

Hike Description: Hike on paved trails in Swede Hollow on the Vento Trail. 

Treats: TBD

Sunday, 04/28/24 Lyle Mowery 651.503.3395

Meeting Location: Meet in the Pool & Yacht Club parking lot, 1600 Lilydale Rd., St. Paul. 

Directions: HWY 35E exit at Sibley Memorial Hwy MN-13 and go east to Lilydale Rd. At the bottom of the hill park in the P & Y lot.

Hike Description: We will cross the road and begin at the trailhead that goes through Valley Park in Mendota Heights. Out & back. (3 mile hike).

Treats: None, Spring Social dinner that evening.

Tuesday, 04/30/24 Jean Boyd 612.709.7770

Meeting Location: Meet in Phalen Lake’s parking lot closest to the Beach House, 1400 Phalen Dr.  

Directions: East of Arcade St / HWY61 on Wheellock Pkwy

Hike Description: Walk on trails around the lake.

Treats: Jean’s car.

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