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August 2023 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 7:00 p.m., go approx. 3 miles, and last approx. 1 hour.

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Tuesday 8/1/23 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet at Cottage Grove Ravine Park, 9653 Keats Ave. S. Follow a winding road that ends at the largest parking lot in front of the new Ravine Landing Ctr overlooking Ravine Lake & playground. It’s free Tuesday, no sticker required.

Directions: Take Hwy 61 to Innovation Rd., exit across the overpass to roundabout, follow Keats to park entrance, first right past the roundabout. Watch for the park sign. 

Hike Description: We will hike wooded, hilly, rustic trails depending upon conditions.

Treats: Judy’s Car.

Sunday, 8/6/23 Vic & Viv Fickling 651.777.6103

Meeting Location: Meet at Caponi Art Park in Eagan, 1220 Diffley Rd.

Directions: Go south on Highway 35 E to Pilot Knob Rd and go south to Diffley Rd. Turn Left on Diffley to meeting location on the right.

Hike Description: We will tour the Caponi Arts park and surrounding areas on paved and decent trails.

Treats: TBD

Tuesday, 8/8/23 Brock & Sandy Herlick 612.708.8612 or 651.470.4528

Meeting Location: Meet at Belwin Stagecoach Prairie, 825 Stagecoach Tr S., Afton.

Directions: Road construction on I-94 between Maplewood & MN-95. Highway reduced to 2 lanes. Hudson Road S. that parallels I-94 is a good alternative to reach Stagecoach Tr.

Hike Description: Hike trails, prairie, some woods and a couple of steep hills.

Treats: Brock & Sandy’s tail gate.

Sunday, 8/13/23 Bonnie Wold 651.307.5585

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

Directions: Stillwater Blvd 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: No Neck Tony’s or Twin Point Tavern (majority rules)


Tuesday, 8/15/23 Vicky Beutel 651.335.8079

Meeting Location:  Meet at at Hugo City Hall, 14669 Fitzgerald Ave N., Hugo.  

Directions: Take 61 North to 147th St N, turn left. Take first left, Fitzgerald Ave N, to City Hall parking lot. 

Hike Description: We’ll hike Hugo neighborhoods.

Treats: Boom’s Ice Cream.

Sunday, 8/20/23 Wendy Worner 651.283.5241

Meeting Location: Meet at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter Restaurant, 8390 Lofton Ave N., Stillwater. (Grant) 

Directions: Take Hwy 36 east, exit at Manning Ave then 2.5 miles north to McKusick Rd., turn left then .3 miles to Lofton Ave, turn left .02 miles on right.

Hike Description: The hike will be on the Brown’s Creek State Trail.

Treats: Gasthaus Restaurant.


Tuesday, 8/22/23 Bev Lee 651.428.3784

Meeting Location: Meet at the north side of Costco’s parking lot, 1431 Beam Ave, Maplewood. 

Directions: North side of Costco’s parking lot.

Hike Description: The hike will follow the paved Bruce Vento Trail down and back. 

Treats: TBD 

Sunday, 8/27/23 Bernie Wildes 612.598.8792 & Sharon Heaton 612.581.4638

Meeting Location: Meet at Mounds Park Regional Park parking lot, 1060 Mounds Blvd., St Paul.

Directions: Road construction scheduled on Westbound I-94 at Mounds Blvd Exit, check website for alternate directions. 

Hike Description: We will hike 5 miles of the SPHC’s Centennial west route. Uneven and paved trails.

Treats: Obb’s Bar & Grill, 1347 Burns Ave.

Tuesday, 8/29/23 Jean Boyd 612.709.7770

Meeting Location: Meet at the White Bear Lake County Park (beach parking lot) 5050 Lake Ave (Hwy 96) in White Bear Lake. 

Directions: Go north on Hwy 61 through White Bear Lake, turn right on 96 to the park.

Hike Description: Hike White Bear Lake 

Treats: Jean’s car.

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