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August 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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“ Summertime is always the best of what might be.” - Charles Bowden


Sunday, 08/4/24 Vic & Viv Fickling 651.777.6103

Meeting Location: Meet at Coldwater Stop parking lot on the Browns Creek Trail, 8312 Neal Ave N., Stillwater

Directions: just south of Neal Ave & McKusick Rd. intersection.

Hike Description: just south of Neal Ave & McKusick Rd. intersection. Alert! This is a 5 3⁄4 mile hike with some steps.  

Treats: Patriots Tavern, 145 New England Pl., Stillwater.

Tuesday, 08/6/24 Judy Nelson 651.738.1972

Meeting Location: Meet at Cottage Grove Ravine Park, 9653 Keats Ave S., 

Directions: Follow a winding road that ends at the largest parking lot in front of the Ravine Landing Ctr overlooking Ravine Lake & playground. It’s free Tuesday, no sticker required. Take Hwy 61 to Innovation Rd exit across the overpass to the roundabout, follow Keats to the park entrance, 1st right past the roundabout. Watch for the park sign. 

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

Treats: Judy’s car. 

Sunday, 08/11/24 Wendy Worner (Rick’s cell 651.283.5241

Meeting Location: 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 Biergarten. If lot is full, street parking is avaliable.


Tuesday, 08/13/24 Jean Boyd 612.709.7770

Meeting Location:  Meet at Ramsey County Beach in White Bear Lake, 5050 Lake Ave.

Directions: Entrance is off Hwy 96 (Lake Ave) .4 miles east of Hwy 61.

Hike Description: Walk along the lake and in town neighborhood streets. 

Treats: Jean’s car.

Sunday, 08/18/24 Patty Peterson 651.276.0006

Meeting Location: Meet at the parking lot of Flicek Park, 1141 Frost Ave., Maplewood.

Directions: West of English St roundabout at Frost Ave 

Hike Description: We’ll walk around Keller, Gervais, Kohlman, Round and Phalen Lakes. Paved trails & residential streets. 

Treats: TBD


Tuesday, 08/20/24 Vicky Beutel 651.335.8079

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

Directions:  Take Hwy 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, 08/25/24 Bernie Wildes 612.598.8792, Sharon Heaton 651.207.5926

Meeting Location: Meet at Mounds Park Regional Park’s parking lot, 1060 Mounds Blvd., St Paul. Street parking available to the east of parking lot.   

Directions: From westbound I-94, exit on Kellogg/Mounds Blvd.

Hike Description: We will hike a portion of the Centennial route, both uneven & paved trails, mostly flat.

Treats: Obbs, 1347 Burns Ave., St Paul.

Tuesday, 08/27/24 Don & Sue Crawford 651.770.2479

Meeting Location: Meet at the north end of the Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood.  

Directions: West side of the Maplewood mall. 

Hike Description: We will hike paved trails and streets in the area. 

Treats: Don & Sue’s car.

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