July 2021 Hiking Schedule


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

TUESDAY hikes Start at 7pm., go approx. 3 miles and last approx. 1 hour.


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Sunday, 7/4/21, Liz Miller 651-303-0971

Meeting Location: Meet near 1901 County Rd I, Shoreview 55126.

Directions: Park in the lot on the north side of County Rd I.  Look for a St Paul Hiking Club sign.

Hike Description: We’ll hike a portion of Rice Creek Regional Trail.

Treats: TBD

Tuesday,  7/6/21, Judy Nelson 651-738-1972

Meeting Location: Meet at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve, 1515 Keats Ave N., Lake Elmo. Free Tuesday so no sticker is needed to get in.

Directions: Gather in the Nordic Center parking lot on your right past the entrance shack. Directions: East on I-94 to Woodbury Dr./Keats Ave. (exit 251) Left on Woodbury Dr. Go North. Continue straight on the road into the park.

Hike Description: Hike on the park trails.

Treats: Judy’s car or Nordic Center area.

Saturday, July 10th, Centennial Dinner at Joseph’s Grill, 140 S. Wabasha St, St Paul MN (Wabasha and Plato Ave). Social hour 4:30, dinner at 5:15 followed by presentations by current and former members and introduction of special guests.

Please fill out and return dinner reservation form along with your payment. Return to Vicky Beutel by June 30.  Click here for the form.

Sunday 07/11/21, Bob Tholkes 763-913-4453

Meeting Location: Meet at Indian Mounds Regional Park, east of Earl St. at 1:00 for the Centennial Potluck Picnic, and at 2:30 follow a hike leader along a choice of routes to that first hike’s destination at 738 Pt Douglas Rd S. 

Directions:  Going east on I-94 from St. Paul, exit Mounds Blvd, turn right and continue to Earl St.  Parking on Earl, Thorn and a small lot on Mounds.

Treats: If you do not feel comfortable sharing food with others (due to Covid 19) feel free to bring your own lunch. Beverages, plates, cups, napkins and silverware will be provided as well as a Celebration Cake for dessert.

Hike Description: We will be taking a group photo at the culmination of the hike at what was in 1921 the Samuel Sargent Taylor School and is now a private residence, 738 Pt. Douglas Road So. St Paul 55119 This was the destination of the very first hike in 1921. There are 4 hike options, (detailed information will be provided at the picnic):

Tuesday 7/13/21, Don & Sue Crawford 651-770-2479 or 612-695-7226

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Wild Boar Bar, 950 Helena Ave, Oakdale.

Directions: Take 694 to 10th St N., Exit, Go east on 10th St to Helena. (1st right)

Hike Description: We’ll hike around the Oak Marsh Golf Course.

Treats: TBD

Sunday 7/18/21 Sharon Heaton 651-207-5926 Bernie Wildes 612-598-8792

Meeting Location: Meet at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 16770 13th St S., Lake St. Croix Beach MN.

Directions:  I-94 E to MN95 N (Exit 258), Turn Right onto St. Croix Trail – Left on 13th St S. The church is on the left.

Hike Description: We will hike the trail and stop at Selma’s Ice Cream Parlor at the halfway point. Bring your wallet.     

Treats: At Selma’s. 


Tuesday 7/20/21 Lyle Mowery 651-503-3395

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of Holman’s Table at the Downtown St Paul Airport, 644 Bayfield St. in St. Paul.

Directions:  The lot is located off Hwy 52 at the Plato Blvd exit.

Hike Description: We will hike the trail/road to the Charles W “Speed” Holman Memorial Park then follow the Mississippi River to downtown St Paul & back to Holman’s.

Treats: Holman’s Table “Patio on the Tarmac” weather permitting.

Sunday 7/25/21 Bob Tholkes 763-913-4453

Meeting Location: Meet at the presidential white house, 3966 Reservoir Blvd, Columbia Heights,

Directions: From the North & East: Take #694 West to Central Ave. and drive South to 40th Ave. turn left, go two blocks to Reservoir Blvd, then right ½ a block to 3966.

From South & East: go West on Hwy. #36 to 35W North to Co. Rd. D. Left off the ramp, go 2.7 miles to Johnson St., right 1 block to 39th Ave. and left 3 blocks to Reservoir Blvd., 1 block and ½ more to 3966.

Hike Description: A walk thru peaceful northeast Minneapolis on Stinson Blvd, St. Anthony Pkwy, and Central Avenue, with side trip thru interesting Orthodox cemetery.

Treats: Return for comestibles and potables on the deck.

Tuesday 07/27/21 Sandy & Brock Herlick 651-470-4528, 612-708-8612


Meeting Location: Meet at Sandy's & Brock's home, 645 Warner Ave S., Mahtomedi.

Directions:  Take 36 East, take the Hilton Trail exit - go north, take a left on 62nd St, right onto Warner Ave.  Park across the street at O H Anderson School, 666 Warner Ave S. 

Hike Description: We will be hiking Katherine Abbott Park.

Treats: Herlick's house