May 2018 Hiking Schedule
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SUNDAY hikes start at 2:30 p.m., go approx. 5 miles and last approx. 1 ½ to 2hours.
TUESDAY hikes start at 7:30 p.m., go approx. 3 miles and last approx. 1 hour.
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Tuesday, 05/01/18, Bob Tholkes, 763-913-4453,
Meeting Location: Meet at the North end of the parking lot at St. Anthony Shopping Center, 2945 Pentagon Dr., St. Anthony, 55418.
Directions: Hwy #36 West to 35W South to Industrial Blvd/St. Anthony Blvd exit. Keep right to take St. Anthony Blvd, cross the New Brighton Blvd/Hwy. #88 intersection and take the first left (Kenzie Terrace) then left again into the shopping center.
Hike Description: The Club’s 3rd Annual Walk to the grave of St. Paul Hiking Club founder Grace Cummings Villars at Sunset Memorial Garden in NE Minneapolis. A walk to the cemetery & then back by way of Ridgeway Pkwy. & the Mpls. Diagonal Trail.
Sunday, 05/06/18, Charlotte Svobodny, 651-455-0052,
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of River Valley Church, 875 Blue Gentian Rd., Eagan (Blue Gentian & Hwy. #149-Dodd Rd)
Directions: . From St. Paul: Take 35E South to 494 East, exit #69 towards MN-55/Dodd Rd./MN 149 Take a left on Dodd Rd. and a right on Blue Gentian. The first driveway on the right is the lot.
Hike Description: A hike around the Vikings New Winter Park.
Tuesday, 05/08/18, Harriet Anderson, 651-425-1753,
Meeting Location: Meet in the big parking lot (2nd one in) of Crosby Farm Regional Park, 2595 Crosby Farm Rd., in St. Paul.
Directions: Access is off Shepard Rd. just West of Davern
Hike Description: We’ll hike the trails in and/or around the park.
Treats: Harriet’s cinnamon rolls
Sunday, 05/13/18, Rick & Rose Nelson, 651-770-6310,
Directions: From Frost & Clarence, go North one block on Clarence to the parking lot on the right. Frost is south of Hwy-36. Clarence is between Hwy-61 and White Bear Lake Ave.
Hike Description: We’ll hike around Lakes Phalen and Round Lake via the Gateway & Vento trails
Tuesday, 05/15/18, Judy Nelson, 651-738-1972,
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot of IHOP restaurant, 7680 10th St. N, in Oakdale
Directions: Take #694 to 10th St. exit, turn right, head East, turn Left on Helmo Ave. N, turn right into IHOP parking lot.
Sunday, 05/20/18, Liz O’Toole, 651-341-8769,
Meeting Location: Meet at the King & I Thai Restaurant, 760 Highway #110, Mendota Heights.
Directions: Take 35E to Mendota Heights and turn east on MN-110. Turn right on Dodd Rd (MN-149). Turn left into the shopping center.
Hike Description: We’ll hike nearby bike path and neighborhoods.
Treats: King & I Thai Restaurant.
Tuesday, 05/22/18, Dave Baker, 651-436-1970,
Meeting Location: Sun Ray Shopping Center 2089 Old Hudson Rd., St Paul, by the big sign,
Directions: North side of Hwy. #94, close to 3M Center, East of downtown St. Paul two or three miles, between Ruth St. and McKnight Rd.
Hike Description: A residential/parks hike.
Treats: Culver’s 1 block West of the shopping center.
Sunday, 05/27/18, Nancy Duffrin, 612-584-8594,
Meeting Location: Meet at Culver’s, 2880 Rice St., Little Canada, 55113
Directions: Rice & C2, East side of the street.
Hike Description: We’ll hike Roseville neighborhoods, including South Owasso, Central Park & Acorn Park with a rest stop at the Harriet Alexander Nature Center where you can take a break or keep moving with a walk on the boardwalk.
Tuesday, 05/29/18, George Hunkins, 612-469-4546,
Meeting Location: Meet at Burger King, 455 S. Robert St., St. Paul
Directions: About ½ mile South of the Robert St. bridge. (Robert & Caesar Chavez)
Hike Description: We’ll hike along the river.
Treats: Burger King